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Useful Tropical Plants

Lepisanthes tetraphylla

(Vahl) Radlk.

Sapindaceae

+ Synonyms

Aglaia chartacea Kosterm.

Anomosanthes longifolia (Hiern) Pierre

Lepisanthes acutissima Radlk.

Lepisanthes angustifolia Blume

Lepisanthes appendiculata (Hook.f.) Symington

Lepisanthes blumeana Koord. & Valet.

Lepisanthes cuneata Hiern

Lepisanthes eriolepis Radlk.

Lepisanthes kunstleri King

Lepisanthes longifolia (Hiern) Radlk.

Lepisanthes macrocarpa Radlk.

Lepisanthes montana Blume

Lepisanthes schizolepis Radlk.

Lepisanthes scortechinii King

Lepisanthes sessiflora Blume

Lepisanthes viridis Radlk.

Ostodes appendiculata Hook.f.

Otophora spectabilis Blyme

Sapindus tetraphylla Vahl

Common Name:

Lepisanthes tetraphylla
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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General Information

Lepisanthes tetraphylla is usually an understorey shrub, sometimes becoming a tree that can grow up to 22 metres tall[334 451]. The boles can be up to 60cm in diameter[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The leaves are harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and the wood is used locally[
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.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea.

Habitat

An understorey plant of primary and secondary forests, also along forest edges, on river banks, and in more open country. Found on dry land and in swampy localities or periodically inundated places, or even in streams, on all kinds of soils[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves and stems are used in the treatment of coughs[
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.
].

Other Uses

The wood of some forms is heavy, hard, and close-grained. It is good for furniture and for turning[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Propagation

Seed -
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