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Useful Tropical Plants

Ischnosiphon foliosus

Gleason

Marantaceae

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General Information

Ischnosiphon foliosus is a herbaceous perennial, scrambling plant, forming a clump of growth 1.2 - 4.5 metres tall from an underground rhizome[
921
Title
Participatory Research and Management of Aruma (Ischnosiphon gracilis[Rudge] Körn., Marantaceae) by the Kaiabi Peopl
Publication
Journal of Ethnobiology 26(1): 36 - 59
Author
Simone Ferreira de Athayde et al.
Website
http://www.ethnobiology.org
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology
Year
2006
ISBN
0278-0771
Description
Research into the management of Ischnosiphon gracilis as a resource for basket making.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials for basketry and weaving.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Guyana.

Habitat

An understorey plant in mixed, secondary forests[
922
Title
Non-timber forest products of the North-West District of Guyana
Publication
Tropenbos-Guyana Series 8a
Author
van Andel T.R.
Publisher
Tropenbos-Guyana Programme; Georgetown, Guyana
Year
2000
ISBN
90-393-2536-7
Description
A very detailed study of the peoples and the plants they use, it includes a field guide to almost 500 species of useful plants.
].

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used to treat warts as well as wounds and cuts[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

The split stem yields an inferior plaiting material. The strips are plaited into low-grade crab or fish quakes. Children make toy arrows from the stems[
922
Title
Non-timber forest products of the North-West District of Guyana
Publication
Tropenbos-Guyana Series 8a
Author
van Andel T.R.
Publisher
Tropenbos-Guyana Programme; Georgetown, Guyana
Year
2000
ISBN
90-393-2536-7
Description
A very detailed study of the peoples and the plants they use, it includes a field guide to almost 500 species of useful plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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