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Useful Tropical Plants

Piper pyrifolium

Vahl

Piperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cubeba borbonensis Miq.

Cubeba costulata Miq.

Piper borbonense (Miq.) C.DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Piper pyrifolium is an epiphytic, evergreen climbing shrub[
605
Title
Flore de L'Ile de la Reunion
Publication
 
Author
E. Jacob De Cordemoy
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Librairie Medicale & Scientifique; Paris.
Year
1895
ISBN
 
Description
Not really a flora, more a list of the plants known at that time. It often includes a brief description of habit and habitat, plus the local uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar, Reunion.

Habitat

An epiphytic plant growing on trees in forests and ravines at low to middle elevations in Reunion[
605
Title
Flore de L'Ile de la Reunion
Publication
 
Author
E. Jacob De Cordemoy
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Librairie Medicale & Scientifique; Paris.
Year
1895
ISBN
 
Description
Not really a flora, more a list of the plants known at that time. It often includes a brief description of habit and habitat, plus the local uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist tropics, found at elevations from near sea level to just over 1,500 meters, but most commonly above 900 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used as a depurative and diuretic. It is used in decoction to treat stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth lining) in young children, and also to treat blennorrhagia[
605
Title
Flore de L'Ile de la Reunion
Publication
 
Author
E. Jacob De Cordemoy
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Librairie Medicale & Scientifique; Paris.
Year
1895
ISBN
 
Description
Not really a flora, more a list of the plants known at that time. It often includes a brief description of habit and habitat, plus the local uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The fruits are febrifuge and stomachic. They are used in the treatment of blennorrhagia[
565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
].

The stem internodes are used in the treatment of asthma and neuralgia[
565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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