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Useful Tropical Plants

Embelia philippinensis

A.DC.

Primulaceae

+ Synonyms

Rhamnus lando Llanos

Ribesoides philippense Kuntze

Samara philippinensis Vidal

Common Name:

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General Information

Embelia philippinensis is an evergreen climbing shrub with spiny older stems that can grow up to 4 metres long and 15 mm in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and emergency tying material.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Open, or partially shaded, secondary dipterocarp forest up to moderate elevations, where it is often common[
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Climber
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked. The acid-tasting leaves are used as a flavouring for vegetables or to give a sour taste to soup[
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Fruits. A sweet-sour taste[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fresh mature stems are used for temporary tying purposes[
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Propagation

Seed -
Stem cuttings.
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Embelia+philippinensis>

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