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Useful Tropical Plants

Aerva sanguinolenta

(L.) Blume

Amaranthaceae

+ Synonyms

Achyranthes sanguinolenta L.

Achyranthes scandens Roxb.

Aerva scandens (Roxb.) Moq.

Aerva timorensis Moq.

Aerva velutina Moq.

Common Name:

Aerva sanguinolenta
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 2(2): t. 724 (1846)
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Aerva sanguinolenta Aerva sanguinolenta

General Information

Aerva sanguinolenta is an erect or clambering herb with stems that are branched from the base and sometimes also from above. It can grow 40 - 200cm tall, the stems often becoming woody near the base[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Flowers of India
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http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental, especially the form with a purplish tinge[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of China
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Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Locally common in abandoned fields, brushwood and hedges, at elevations up to 200 metres in Java but ascending to 2,000 metres in Indo-China[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the young branches is used internally in the treatment of conditions such as haematuria and irregular or painful menstruation[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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