Cacoucia lucida (Blume) Hassk.
Cacoucia trifoliata (Vent.) DC.
Combretum bellum Steud.
Combretum lucidum Blume
Combretum subalternans Wall. [Invalid]
Combretum undulatum Wall. [Invalid]
Embryogonia lucida (Blume) Blume
Combretum trifoliatum is a climbing or scrambling shrub growing up to 5 metres tall[310.
The plant is gathered from the wild for its use in traditional medicine[
]. The seeds are traded locally for their medicinal use[
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia to Australia.
Found in frequently flooded areas at low elevations, along banks of watercourses, in bush or forest, borders of teak forest, on limestone or alluvial clay, in everwet and seasonal climates, locally common[
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The fruits have been recorded as edible, but this is probably an error[
The seeds are vermifuge[
]. The fruits are used[
]. They are used in the treatment of roundworms[
]. The roasted seeds, mixed with maize then ground and made into pills, are chewed as a tonic for the gums and a remedy for angina[
The juice is used for treating dysentery[
There is a report that Sudanese women use a scented material that is obtained from the wood in perfumery[
]. However, our research so far indicates that this plant is found in Asia, not Africa, and so the report must be viewed with some caution[
The seed of most, if not all, species can be stored inside the fruit for several years without losing viability[
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