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Useful Tropical Plants

Riocreuxia polyantha

Schltr.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ceropegia burchellii (K.Schum.) H.Huber

Riocreuxia burchellii K.Schum.

Riocreuxia flanaganii segregata R.A.Dyer

Riocreuxia profusa N.E.Br.

Riocreuxia torulosa Schltr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Riocreuxia polyantha is a perennial climbing plant producing much-branching, annual stems up to 3 metres long and 4mm in diameter from a cluster of several long, narrow, white tubers. The stems scramble over the ground, twining into the surrounding vegetation for support[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Title
Flora Capensis
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Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.

Range

Africa - Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, S. Africa.

Habitat

Forest margins, montane and riverine forests, wooded savannahs and thickets, at elevations from sea-level up to 1,800 metres[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A root decoction is drunk to treat ascariasis[
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]. A root decoction, combined with the plant sap of Stephania abyssinica, is taken to treat pinworm[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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