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Useful Tropical Plants

Goniothalamus macrophyllus

(Blume) Hook.f. & Thomson

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Goniothalamus forbesii Baker f.

Goniothalamus lanceolatus (Bân) Mat-Salleh

Polyalthia macrophylla (Blume) Blume

Unona macrophylla Blume

Common Name:

Goniothalamus macrophyllus
Close-up of the ripening fruits
Photograph by: Cerlin Ng
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General Information

Goniothalamus macrophyllus is a shrub or a tree growing up to 8 metres tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and insect repellent.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

An understorey tree in humid forests at elevations from 50 - 1,500 metres[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the roots is used externally as a treatment for colds, and likewise a steam bath is used in the treatment of fevers[
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A decoction of the leaves is drunk after childbirth[
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The heated leaves may be poulticed on swellings[
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An infusion of the roots is used to treat typhoid fevers[
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Other Uses

The smoke produced by burning the root repels mosquitos, snakes and other wild animals[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Goniothalamus+macrophyllus>

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