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Useful Tropical Plants

Excoecaria benthamiana

Hemsl.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Excoecaria densiflora (Baker) Pax

Stillingia lineata densiflora Baker

Common Name:

Excoecaria benthamiana

General Information

Excoecaria benthamiana is a shrub or a tree growing up to 5 metres tall. All parts of the plant exude an abundant, milky sap[
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The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The populations of this species are healthy and stable, at least on te islands of Mahé and Praslin. It is mainly threatened by its restricted range, however the invasion of alien species, such as Cinnamomum verum and Alstonia macrophylla, may become a threat for the rejuvenation of this species in the future. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Indian Ocean - Seychelles.

Habitat

Exposed, rocky outcrops and in open forest at elevations from 300 - 650 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The latex is a powerful vesicant and is applied externally to warts[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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