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Useful Tropical Plants

Manihot heptaphylla

Ule

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Manihot heptaphylla is a small tree with a short bole and a broad, densely leafy crown. It grows 3 - 8 metres tall[
499
Title
Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
HMSO; London.
Year
1908
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on a wide range of plants, including Raphionacme utilis. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
Before the predominance of the Para rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) as a crop, and also before the advent of synthetic rubber, this tree was being cultivated, at least on a small scale, as a rubber crop[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. It is seldom, if ever, cultivated nowadays.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northeast Brazil.

Habitat

Grows with other trees amongst sandstone rocks[
499
Title
Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
HMSO; London.
Year
1908
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on a wide range of plants, including Raphionacme utilis. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics where it is found at elevations from 450 - 1,000 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex obtained from the plant makes a good quality rubber, known as Sao Francisco 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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-04-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Manihot+heptaphylla>

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