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Useful Tropical Plants

Aphananthe cuspidata

(Blume) Planch.

Cannabaceae

+ Synonyms

Aphananthe lissophylla Gagnep.

Aphananthe lucida (Kurz) J.-F.Leroy

Aphananthe yunnanensis (Hu) Grudz.

Celtis reticulata Hook.f. & Thomson ex Planch.

Cyclostemon cuspidatus Blume

Galumpita cuspidata Blume

Gironniera curranii Merr.

Gironniera cuspidata (Blume) Kurz

Gironniera lucida Kurz

Gironniera nitida Benth.

Gironniera reticulata Thwaites

Gironniera thompsonii King ex A.M.Cowan & Cowan

Gironniera yunnanensis Hu

Helminthospermum glabrescens Thwaites ex Planch.

Common Name:

Aphananthe cuspidata
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit (Fig a - i only)
Photograph by: Flora Malesiana, vol. 8(2): p. 68, fig. 24 (1977)
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General Information

Aphananthe cuspidata is deciduous or semi-deciduous tree usually growing 15 - 20 metres tall with some specimens up to 33 metres. The bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter, exceptionally to 150cm; with buttresses up to 1 metre high and 2 metres outwards[
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.
,
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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.
,
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.

Range

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

Habitat

Slopes on hills at elevations up to 1,800 metres but usually below 900 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 *  *
HabitSemi-deciduous Tree
Height20.00 m
Pollinators?Wind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is depurative[
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.
]. It is taken internally with lemon juice as a purifier of blood, for relieving itches and other cutaneous eruptions[
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 plant yields a crystalline substance, lime methyl-indole or skatole[
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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