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Useful Tropical Plants

Gnidia linearis

(Leandri) Z.S.Rogers

Thymelaeaceae

+ Synonyms

Lasiosiphon decaryi Leandri

Lasiosiphon erectus (Leandri) Leandri

Lasiosiphon linearis Leandri

Common Name:

Gnidia linearis
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Z. S. Rogers
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General Information

Gnidia linearis is a shrub growing up to 3 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre. It is sometimes cultivated in Madagascar[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
]. This report does not make it clear if it is grown as an ornamental or a fibre crop.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.

Range

Africa - southwestern Madagascar.

Habitat

Subarid areas at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



The plant flowers and produces fruit all year round[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibre from the bark is traditionally used to make 'papier Antaimore', a coarse paper that was commonly used locally but is now made more for tourists[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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