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Useful Tropical Plants

Rennellia speciosa

(Wall. ex Kurz) Hook.f.

Rubiaceae


This species is very closely related to Rennellia morindiformis[
446
Title
Flora of Thailand - Rubiaceae
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/christian.puff/FTH-RUB/FTH-RUB_HOME.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Part of the Flora of Thailand project.
].

+ Synonyms

Morinda speciosa Wall. ex Kurz

Common Name:

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General Information

Rennellia speciosa is a shrub or small tree growing up to 7 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

446
Title
Flora of Thailand - Rubiaceae
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/christian.puff/FTH-RUB/FTH-RUB_HOME.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Part of the Flora of Thailand project.

Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia.

Habitat

Lowland evergreen rain forest at elevations up to 250 metres in Thailand[
446
Title
Flora of Thailand - Rubiaceae
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/christian.puff/FTH-RUB/FTH-RUB_HOME.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Part of the Flora of Thailand project.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the roots is used in the treatment of rheumatism[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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