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Useful Tropical Plants

Evodianthus funifer

(Poit.) Lindm.

Cyclanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Carludovica chelidonura Drude

Carludovica coronata Gleason

Carludovica funifera (Poit.) Kunth

Carludovica heterophylla Mart. ex Drude

Carludovica oerstedii Hemsl.

Carludovica subacaulis (Poit.) Kunth

Carludovica trailiana Drude

Evodianthus angustifolius Oerst.

Evodianthus freyreissii Lindm.

Ludovia funifera Poit.

Ludovia subacaulis Poit.

Salmia funifera (Poit.) Spreng.

Salmia subacaulis (Poit.) Schult. & Schult.f.

Common Name:

Evodianthus funifer
Inflorescence
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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General Information

Evodianthus funifer is a climbing perennial plant, often epiphytic on the trunks of trees. The stems, which produce aerial roots, can scramble over the ground or climb into the surrounding vegetation.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use in making baskets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Nicaragua; Caribbean - Trinidad.

Habitat

An epiphytic climber on tree trunks in dense, primary forest[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The pendulous aerial roots are used to weave baskets[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Evodianthus+funifer>

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