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Useful Tropical Plants

Dalechampia clematidifolia

Bojer ex Baill.

Euphorbiaceae

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Common Name:

Dalechampia clematidifolia
Flowering stem. The flowers are actually very small, and are surrounded by the two large yellow bracts.
Photograph by: adrien
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General Information

Dalechampia clematidifolia is a climbing shrub, producing stems that twine into other plants for support. The plant sometimes adopts a more shrub-like habit.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and dye.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The crushed fresh leaves and roots are vesicant and are applied to stubborn ulcers, wounds etc[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
].

Other Uses

The aerial parts are used to dye Raphia cloth black[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

A triterpene resin is produced in the flowers[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. No human uses are recorded for it, but bees harvest it and use it in nest construction[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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