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Useful Tropical Plants

Neanotis indica

(DC.) W.H.Lewis

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Putoria indica DC.

Hedyotis cymosa R.Br. ex Wall.

Hedyotis affinis Wight & Arn.

Hedyotis deltoidea Wight & Arn.

Hedyotis leschenaultiana Wight & Arn.

Hedyotis villosa Wight & Arn.

Oldenlandia arnottiana Miq.

Anotis affinis Benth. & Hook.f.

Anotis leschenaultiana (Wight & Arn.) Benth. & Hook.f.

Anotis arnottiana (Miq.) Hochr.

Common Name:

Neanotis indica

General Information

Neanotis indica is an erect or decumbent, herbaceous perennial plant growing up to 50cm tall. The plant forms new roots at the nodes of the lower stems[
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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.
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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.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - disjunct populations in southwest India and in Indonesia (Java).

Habitat

Sunny or somewhat shady, humid places at elevations from 1,600 - 2,200 metres[
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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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Neanotis indica is a plant of tropical and subtropical regions of Asia to New Guinea, where it can be found at elevations from 1,600 - 2,200 metres.

Edible Uses

Young plant - raw or cooked. Although foetid when bruised, the plants are eaten as vegetable, both raw or steamed[
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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

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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