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Useful Tropical Plants

Enkleia malaccensis

Griff.

Thymelaeaceae

+ Synonyms

Enkleia andamanica (Hutch. ex C.E.Parkinson) N.P.Balakr.

Enkleia coriacea Hallier f.

Enkleia malayana Griff.

Enkleia riouwensis Hallier f.

Enkleia siamensis (Kurz) Nevling

Linostoma andamanicum Hutch. ex C.E.Parkinson

Linostoma scandens cambodiana Lecomte

Linostoma scandens oblongifolia Lecomte

Linostoma siamensis Kurz

Common Name:

Enkleia malaccensis
Leaves
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Enkleia malaccensis Enkleia malaccensis

General Information

Enkleia malaccensis is a climbing plant with woody stems up to 30 metres long and 10cm in diameter. The plant has short, hook-like branches that help it to attach itself to other vegetation[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is hoarvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
1002
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 42
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal containing many aricles including a treatment of the genus Enkleia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forests[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. Dense, primary forests, forming tangled masses of growth in the trees; at elevations usually below 50 metres[
1002
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 42
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal containing many aricles including a treatment of the genus Enkleia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves is used to cure eye diseases[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

The fruits are used as a purgative[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

The wood is aromatic, but considered inferior to agar wood (Aquilaria species)[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
1002
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 42
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal containing many aricles including a treatment of the genus Enkleia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The bast fibres can be used for tying[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
1002
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 42
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal containing many aricles including a treatment of the genus Enkleia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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