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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyrtandra pendula

Blume

Gesneriaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyrtandra bicolor septentrionalis Ridl.

Cyrtandra blumeana C.B.Clarke

Cyrtandra rotundifolia Ridl.

Common Name:

Cyrtandra pendula

General Information

Cyrtandra pendula is a creeping or ascending perennial plant growing up to 15cm tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Forests[
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Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The sourish leaves can be used for flavouring[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

A decoction of the whole plant is used by women suffering from puerperal fever[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-05-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Cyrtandra+pendula>

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