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Useful Tropical Plants

Anaxagorea luzonensis

A.Gray

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Anaxagorea fruticosa (Teijsm. & Binn. ex Miq.) Scheff.

Anaxagorea zeylanica Hook.f. & Thomson

Rhopalocarpus fruticosus Teijsm. & Binn. ex Miq.

Common Name:

Anaxagorea luzonensis
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit
Photograph by: Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta, vol. 4: t. 118 (1893) [G.C. Das]
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General Information

Anaxagorea luzonensis is an erect shrub, usually growing 1 - 2 metres tall, but occasionally becoming a small tree up to 4 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
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.
,
1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. The plant has gained a reputation for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and is traded on the Internet for sale in capsules[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1027
Title
Studies in Annonaceae. II. A monograph of the genus Anaxagorea A. St. Hil. Part 1
Publication
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105: 73 - 134.
Author
Maas P.J.M. & Westra L.Y.Th.
Website
http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/572734
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
0006-8152
Description
A very comprehensive treatment of the genus, it can be downloaded from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

Densely forested slopes at elevations around 500 - 700 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leavs are antipyretic,stomachic and tonic[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
]. The leaves are used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, acting as a blood tonic and muscle strengthener[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].
The leaves are applied topically as a treatment for articular rheumatism[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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