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Useful Tropical Plants

Kibatalia macrophylla

(Pierre ex Hua) Woodson

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Kibatalia anceps (Dunn & R.S.Williams) Woodson

Paravallaris macrophylla Pierre ex Hua

Paravallaris yunnanensis Tsiang & P.T.Li,

Trachelospermum anceps Dunn & R.S.Williams

Vallaris anceps (Dunn & R.S.Williams) Wall. ex C.E.C.Fisch.

Vallaris arborea C.E.C.Fisch.

Common Name:

Kibatalia macrophylla
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and seed
Photograph by: Flora of China Illustrations vol. 16, fig. 132, 1-6
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General Information

Kibatalia macrophylla is a probably deciduous tree growing around 12 metres tall. The straight bole is around 15cm in diameter.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It may also supply food and wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1015
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 48
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1996
ISBN
0374-7859
Description
A botanical journal

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Habitat

Littoral forests[
1015
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 48
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1996
ISBN
0374-7859
Description
A botanical journal
]. Montane forests, stream banks, valleys, roadsides; at elevations from 200 - 700 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

We have no specific information for this species, but the flowers of plants in this genus are often cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
310
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.
].

Medicinal

The latex is used to arrest bleeding of leech bites[
310
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.
].

Other Uses

We have no specific information for this species, but the wood of Kibatalia species is often used for medium-heavy construction under cover, but more often for small objects such as musical instruments, handicrafts and utensils[
310
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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