Connarus glaber (Kunth) DC.
Connarus oblongifolius (Hook. & Arn.) Mart. ex Baker
Robergia glabra (Kunth) Spreng.
Rourea cubensis Urb.
Rourea granatensis Cuatrec.
Rourea oblongifolia Hook. & Arn.
Rourea paucifolia G. Schellenb.
Rourea paucifoliata Britton
Rourea paucifoliolata Planch.
Rourea sympetala Urb.
Santaloides glabrum (Kunth) Kuntze
Rourea glabra can vary in habit from a small, erect shrub to a scandent or climbing plant.
The plant is harvested from the wild for fibre, tannins and medicines that are used locally.
The seeds are very poisonous - especially to carnivorous animals[
]. They have been used for poisoning coyotes, rats etc, and have also been used for criminal poisoning[
The seeds or fruits are eaten commonly by some birds, and it is stated that if dogs eat birds that have
eaten the fruit, they will die. Further, if people eat the flesh of such birds, they also are poisoned and die[
S. America - Brazil, north to the Caribbean and through Central America to Mexico.
Moist or dry thickets or mixed lowland forest, often in second growth, at elevations up to 300 metres[
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The seeds are used as a treatment for cutaneous diseases[
A strong fibre is obtained from the pliable stems[
]. It is obtained from the roots[
]. It is used for cordage[
The bark is a source of tannins[
A red dye is obtained from the roots[
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