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Useful Tropical Plants

Agelaea borneensis

(Hook.f.) Merr.

Connaraceae

+ Synonyms

Agelaea vestita Hook.f.

Castanola villosa Schellenb.

Cnestis vestita Wall. ex Hook.f.

Erythrostigma villosum Zoll.

Hemiandrina borneensis Hook. f.

Common Name:

Agelaea borneensis
Fruiting stems
Photograph by: loupok
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General Information

Agelaea borneensis varies in habit. Usually a climbing woody plant with vigorous stems 5 - 10cm wide, it sometimes adopts a more shrub-like habit with more or less scrambling branches or more rarely adopts the habit of a small tree[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a tying material

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Primary and secondary rain-forests, also along periodically inundated river-banks and on limestone rocks, at elevations up to 700 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems and branches are highly esteemed for making ropes; they are strong and do not decay in water, for which reason they are specially in use for rafts and bow-nets[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-12-13. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Agelaea+borneensis>

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