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Useful Tropical Plants

Caesalpinia sumatrana

Roxb.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Mezoneuron koordersii Backer

Mezoneuron peekelii Harms

Mezoneuron sulfureum Miq.

Mezoneuron sumatranum (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.

Common Name:

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General Information

Caesalpinia sumatrana is a climbing shrub with woody stems that are sometimes armed with prickles up to 5mm long. The stems can be 6 - 10 metres long, sometimes to 20 metres or more[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea and the Solomon Isles,

Habitat

Lowland forest and forest fringes, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves is used as a vermifuge, and as a remedy for intestinal complaints in general[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It is also given to a mother after childbirth[
310
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.
,
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 contain a saponin, which is the active substance[
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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