Thyrsanthus gracilis Benth.
Forsteronia gracilis is a climbing shrub, its relatively slender stems supporting themselves by means of twining around other plants.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local medicinal uses. A latex obtained from the stem has been used as a source of rubber, but it is not of commercial quality.
Northern S. America - northern Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam.
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A latex obtained from the stems is applied externally to treat skin diseases[
A cold water infusion of the crushed leaves is used to treat children who have become sick from the extremely poisonous secretions of the toad Bufo marinus[
Some members of this genus contain the alkaloid forsteronin[
A latex obtained from the stems is a source of rubber[
]. It is of little commercial value[
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