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Useful Tropical Plants

Epipremnum pinnatum

(L.) Engl.

Araceae

+ Synonyms

Epipremnum angustilobum K.Krause

Epipremnum crassifolium Engl.

Epipremnum elegans Engl.

Epipremnum formosanum Hayata

Epipremnum glaucicephalum Elmer

Epipremnum merrillii Engl. & K.Krause

Epipremnum mirabile Schott

Epipremnum robinsonii K.Krause

Monstera caudata (Roxb.) Schott

Monstera dilacerata (K.Koch & Sello) K.Koch

Monstera pinnata (L.) Schott

Philodendron dilaceratum Engl.

Philodendron nechodomae Britton.

Philodendron pinnatum (L.) André

Polypodium laciniatum Burm.f.

Pothos caudatus Roxb.

Pothos decursivus Wall.

Pothos pinnatifidus Roxb.

Pothos pinnatus L.

Rhaphidophora caudata (Roxb.) Schott

Rhaphidophora crassifolia (Engl.) Alderw.

Rhaphidophora cunninghamii Schott

Rhaphidophora dilacerata (K.Koch & Sello) K.Koch

Rhaphidophora formosana (Hayata) M.Hotta

Rhaphidophora laciniata (Burm.f.) Merr.

Rhaphidophora lovellae F.M.Bailey

Rhaphidophora merrillii Engl.

Rhaphidophora neocaledonica Guillaumin

Rhaphidophora pinnata (L.) Schott

Rhaphidophora pinnatifida (Roxb.) Schott

Rhaphidophora rosenburghii Furtado

Rhaphidophora vitiensis Schott

Rhaphidophora wallichii Schott

Scindapsus bipinnatifidus Teijsm. & Binn.

Scindapsus caudatus (Roxb.) Schott

Scindapsus decursivus Moritzi

Scindapsus dilaceratus K.Koch & Sello

Scindapsus forsteri Endl.

Scindapsus pinnatifidus (Roxb.) Schott

Scindapsus pinnatus (L.) Schott

Tornelia dilacerata (K.Koch & Sello) Schott

Common Name:

Epipremnum pinnatum
Close-up of the plant climbing a tree
Photograph by: ?? Shihchuan
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General Information

Epipremnum pinnatum is a climbing plant, sometimes epiphytic. A vigorous plant, capable of producing stems 30 - 50 metres long, it can grow high into the canopy of trees with a stem 2 - 4cm in diameter that can attach itself by means of aerial roots[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
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ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
,
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].
The plant is often harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and is also sometimes cultivated for this purpose. The leaves are regularly sold in local markets, especially in Singapore, for medicinal use. The plant is often grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its attractive pinnatifid adult leaves[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
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Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
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ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
,
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
,
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - China, Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillipines to New Guinea, Australia, W. Pacific.

Habitat

A hemiepiphytic vine, climbing on the trunks of trees and into the forest canopy, primarily in disturbed areas and along roadsides; at elevations up to 350 metres[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
,
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Ornamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



Often grown as an ornamental, the plant has escaped from cultivation and has invaded native habitats in many areas[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
].
In Singapore this species is referred to by the Chinese inhabitants as Long Wei Cao, literally Dragon Tail Plant[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].
The lower flowers in the spadix are female, the rest are bisexual[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are antirheumatic, tonic. They have a high reputation in Chinese communities in the treatment of rheumatism and fractures and dysentery[
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].. An infusion of the leaves is taken as an effective treatment of rheumatism, as a general tonic and anticancer agent[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
]. A decoction of the leaves is taken as a treatment for malaria, chest pain and diabetes, and to alleviate toothache[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
]. Four cups of a tea made from the leaves combined with Premna taitensis is said to have brought about a permanent cure of a migraine[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
]. The young leaves, combined with those of Imperata cylindrica, are crushed, mixed with water or coconut juice, and drunk as a treatment for gonorrhoea[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].
A decoction of the leaves is used as gargle and mouth wash to treat gum inflammations and tooth abscesses[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

The sap is used in the treatment of snake bites[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

A juice obtained from the crushed inner part of the stem is mixed with water and drunk as a treatment for joint problems, dislocation and broken bones[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].

The spadix of plant is used as emmenagogue[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

A recent study has revealed that extracts from the leaves exhibit cytotoxicity toward cancer cells in vitro, and the hot-water-soluble fraction of the extract produces immuno-stimulation in laboratory animals[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings
Air layering
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-10-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Epipremnum+pinnatum>

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