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Useful Tropical Plants

Freycinetia funicularis

(Savigny) Merr.

Pandaceae

+ Synonyms

Freycinetia cyrtocarpa Kaneh.

Freycinetia strobilacea Blume

Pandanus funicularis Savigny

Common Name:

Freycinetia funicularis
Drawing of the flowers
Photograph by: Blume, C.L., Rumphia, vol. 1: t. 39 (1835)
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Freycinetia funicularis Freycinetia funicularis

General Information

Freycinetia funicularis is a tall, evergreen, climbing shrub, producing aerial roots that attach to other plants for support.
The young flowers are sometimes harvested from the wild and consumed locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

574
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Rehder A. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the Papuasian Freycinetia. It can be downloded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Habitat

Mountain rainforests in the Solomon Islands at elevations around 900 metres[
574
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Rehder A. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the Papuasian Freycinetia. It can be downloded from the Internet.
].

Properties

HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a well-drained, sandy loam[
573
Title
Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening.
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson G. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L. Upcott Gill; London.
Year
Not given
ISBN
 
Description
One of the major gardening dictionaries of the 19th century, it contains information on plants not found in modern works. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Young inflorescence - cooked[
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.
]. Boiled and eaten as a vegetable[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Offsets
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-04-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Freycinetia+funicularis>

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