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Useful Tropical Plants

Ophiorrhiza communis

Ridl.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Ophiorrhiza communis is a herbaceous plant, usually either unbranched or almost so, though in strong plants it can be more branched and occasionally creeping; it usually grows up to 30 cm tall[
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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1038
Title
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Straits Branch No. 60
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Royal Asiatic Society; Singapore
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains information on a number of plants, such as Ophiorrhiza communis, that is difficult to obtain elsewhere.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia.

Habitat

Common and widespread in secondary lowland and hill forest; at elevations from sea-level up to 2,000 metres[
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.
,
987
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore Vol. 47 Part 2
Publication
 
Author
Turner I.M.
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1995
ISBN
0374-7859
Description
A botanical journal, this edition contains a catalogue of the vascular plants of Malaya.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The soft and easily pulped plant is used to make a poultice that is applied to enlarged spleens, or to the chest for treating cough[
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.
,
999
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 6
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this edition contains a list of the medicinal uses of plants in the region.
].

The aerial parts yield strictosidinic acid and harman, as well as isomalindine-16-carboxylate[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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