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Useful Tropical Plants

Goniothalamus tapis

Miq.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Goniothalamus umbrosus J.Sinclair

Common Name:

Goniothalamus tapis
Flowers
Photograph by: Simon Gardner; Annonaceae
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General Information

Goniothalamus tapis is a shrub or a small tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and insect repellent. It is grown locally as an ornamental, valued especially for its fragrant flowers[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia

Habitat

Forests at lower elevations[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the root, in combination with Plumbago sp, is swallowed as an abortifacient in the early months of pregnancy[
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A solution of boiled leaves or roots is used to bathe patients with skin diseases[
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Other Uses

The bark is used as a mosquito repellent[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-07-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Goniothalamus+tapis>

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