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Useful Tropical Plants

Floscopa scandens

Lour.

Commelinaceae

+ Synonyms

Aneilema asperum Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.

Aneilema cymosum (Blume) Kunth

Aneilema densiflorum (Blume) Kunth

Aneilema hispidum D.Don

Commelina cymosa Blume

Commelina densiflora Blume

Commelina hamiltonii Spreng.

Commelina hispida Ham. ex Spreng.

Dithyrocarpus meyenianus Kunth

Dithyrocarpus paniculatus (Roxb.) Kunth

Dithyrocarpus petiolatus Wight

Dithyrocarpus rothii Wight

Dithyrocarpus rufus (C.Presl) Kunth

Dithyrocarpus undulatus Wight

Floscopa hamiltonii (Spreng.) Hassk.

Floscopa meyeniana (Kunth) Hassk.

Floscopa paniculata (Roxb.) Hassk.

Floscopa petiolata (Wight) Hassk.

Floscopa rufa (C.Presl) Hassk.

Floscopa undulata (Wight) Hassk.

Lamprodithyros paniculatus (Roxb.) Hassk.

Tradescantia geniculata Blanco

Tradescantia paniculata Roxb.

Tradescantia rufa C.Presl

Common Name:

Floscopa scandens
Flowering stem
Photograph by: JcliuNCNU
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Floscopa scandens Floscopa scandens

General Information

Floscopa scandens is a perennial herb growing from a long rhizome, with stems 20 - 70cm long[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. The stems creep along the ground and also send up erect shoots[
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 plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicinal herb, and is also sometimes traded[
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 plant is also occasionally cultivated for its leaves and shoots as a supplementary food in New Guinea[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia

Habitat

Grassy ravines, forests, by water; from near sea level to elevations of 1,700 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. In wet places, along streams, in low and medium elevations in the Philippines[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Succeeds in tropical and subtropical climates.

Edible Uses

Leaves and young shoots - used as a supplementary food[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Medicinal

The plant is used medicinally as a febrifuge and for relieving pyodermas, abscesses, and acute nephritis[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is used for treating broken bones[
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 leaf juice is used for treating sore eyes and ophthalmia[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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