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Useful Tropical Plants

Goniothalamus velutinus

Airy Shaw

Annonaceae

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General Information

Goniothalamus velutinus is a small tree growing up to 6 metres tall[
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The plant has a high reputation for warding of snakes and other harmful creatures. It is commonly harvested from the wild and sold for such use in local markets[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Borneo.

Habitat

Mixed dipterocarp forest, where it is common on upper slopes and ridges[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Sticks of this tree have a long reputation for warding off snakes, and they are traded for such purpose in Peninsular Malaysia[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Sticks are often placed in field borders to ward off bad spirits and dangerous animals[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Smoke from the burning twigs is used to repel mosquitos, snakes and other wild animals[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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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+velutinus>

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