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Useful Tropical Plants

Lobelia nicotianifolia

Roth

Campanulaceae


A very polymorphous species - botanists have at times attempted to classify it into a series of varieties but these do not really hold[
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+ Synonyms

Dortmanna colorata (Wall.) Kuntze

Dortmanna mishmica (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze

Dortmanna nicotianifolia (Roth) Kuntze

Lobelia beddomeana E.Wimm.

Lobelia colorata Wall.

Lobelia courtallensis K.K.N.Nair

Lobelia doniana Skottsb.

Lobelia leucanthera Kerr.

Lobelia mishmica C.B.Clarke

Lobelia palustris Kerr.

Lobelia seguinii arakana E.Wimm.

Lobelia seguinii doniana (Skottsb.) E.Wimm.

Lobelia stimulens Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

Lobelia trichandra Wight

Rapuntium coloratum (Wall.) C.Presl

Rapuntium nicotianifolium (Roth) C.Presl

Common Name:

Lobelia nicotianifolia
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Dinesh Valke
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General Information

Lobelia nicotianifolia is a coarse, biennial or perennial herb that can grow up to 2 metres tall, exceptionally to 4.5 metres. The stems can be unbranched, or with branches near their apices[
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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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451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and insecticide.

Known Hazards

The seeds are very poisonous[
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The dry herb, when handled, is very acrid, and causes irritation to the throat and nostrils like tobacco. The symptoms of poisoning are similar to those of nicotine[
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The latex of the plant causes dermatitis[
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Botanical References

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Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
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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 - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Open localities on ridges in mossy forest, often on grassy mountain slopes and hills, at elevations from 600 - 2,300 metres[
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Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
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Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
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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

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitBiennial/Perennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is taken as an antispasmodic[
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The crushed leaves, or the juice, is applied to abscesses and furuncles[
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Other Uses

The seeds are very poisonous, and used as an insecticide[
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Applied externally to the body, the leaves are used as a leech repellent[
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Propagation

Seed -
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