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Useful Tropical Plants

Cypholophus macrocephalus

Wedd.

Urticaceae

+ Synonyms

Boehmeria crenata Blume

Boehmeria macrocephala Blume

Boehmeria moluccana Blume

Boehmeria sericea Blume

Cypholophus moluccanus (Blume) Miq.

Urtica crenata Zipp. ex Blume

Urtica moluccana Blume

Common Name:

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General Information

Cypholophus macrocephalus is a shrub or small tree growing 1 - 3 metres tall[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for the fibre obtained from its stems. This is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines to the Pacific Islands.

Habitat

Dense forest at elevations of 300 - 650 metres in Fiji[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Rich soils of light woods mixed with cogon grass at elevations of around 900 metres in the Philippines.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre is obtained from the inner bark. Fine white mats can be made from the inner bark. Samoans call them 'sialoa' and 'jesina'[
351
Title
Fiji Plants: Their Names and Uses
Publication
 
Author
H. B. Richenda Parham
Publisher
Journal of the Polynesian Society
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Published as a supplement in the Journal of the Polynesian Society. Very brief listing of the uses of plants growing in Fiji, listed in order of their native name with no index for the Botanical name.
]. These mats were so highly thought of that, when they changed hands, the history of the making was repeated with solemn unction[
351
Title
Fiji Plants: Their Names and Uses
Publication
 
Author
H. B. Richenda Parham
Publisher
Journal of the Polynesian Society
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Published as a supplement in the Journal of the Polynesian Society. Very brief listing of the uses of plants growing in Fiji, listed in order of their native name with no index for the Botanical name.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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