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Useful Tropical Plants

Landolphia myrtifolia

(Poir.) Markgr.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Echites myrtifolius Poir.

Landolphia boivinii Pierre ex Jum. & H.Perrier

Landolphia corticata Jum. & H.Perrier

Landolphia crassipes (Radlk.) K.Schum.

Landolphia dubardii Pierre

Landolphia fingimena Pierre

Landolphia gallienii Pierre ex De Wild.

Landolphia gracilis Pierre ex Poiss.

Landolphia lanceolata Pierre ex Poiss.

Landolphia mamavo Costantin & Poiss.

Landolphia oxycarpa Jum. & H.Perrier

Landolphia perrieri Jum.

Landolphia plectaneiifolia Jum. & H.Perrier

Landolphia subsessilis Pierre

Landolphia thouarsii Pierre ex De Wild.

Parsonsia myrtifolia (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.

Vahea crassipes Radlk.

Common Name:

Landolphia myrtifolia
Ripening fruit
Photograph by: Fidy Ratovoson
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General Information

Landolphia myrtifolia is a climbing shrub sending out vigorous woody stems that clamber into the surrounding vegetation, attaching themselves by means of tendrils[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].
A latex is obtained from the plant.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Shady and high forests, often in disturbed places, at elevations from around sea level to 800 metres[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A very variable species, a number of forms are recognised though we are treating them all under the main species[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
]. The ovoid fruit can be 15cm long by 10cm wide[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex of good quality is obtained from the stems[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
]. It is suitable for making rubber[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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