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Useful Tropical Plants

Rourea minor

(Gaertn.) Alston

Connaraceae

+ Synonyms

Aegiceras minus Gaertn.

Cnestis acuminata Wall.

Cnestis erecta Blanco

Cnestis florida Jack

Cnestis glabra Blanco

Cnestis monadelpha Roxb.

Connarus roxburghii Hook. & Arn.

Connarus santaloides Vahl

Rhizophora aegiceras C.F.Gaertn.

Rourea afzelii R.Br. Ex Planch.

Rourea bamangensis De Wild.

Rourea bipindensis Gilg ex G.Schellenb.

Rourea erecta Merr.

Rourea gudjuana Gilg

Rourea millettii Planch.

Rourea minor (Gaertn.) Leenh.

Rourea platysepala Baker

Rourea santaloides (Vahl) Wight & Arn.

Rourea splendida Gilg

Santaloides afzelii (R.Br. ex Planch.) G.Schellenb.

Santaloides erectum (Blanco) G.Schellenb.

Santaloides floridum (Jack) Kuntze

Santaloides gossweileri Exell & Mendonça

Santaloides gudjuanum (Gilg) G.Schellenb.

Santaloides hermannianum Kuntze

Santaloides minus (Gaertn.) G.Schellenb.

Santaloides platysepalum (Baker) G.Schellenb.

Santaloides roxburghii (Hook. & Arn.) Kuntze

Santaloides splendidum (Gilg) G. Schellenb. ex Engl.

Santaloides urophyllum G.Schellenb.

Common Name:

Rourea minor
Flowering stem
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General Information

Rourea minor is a vigorous climbing shrub producing stems up to 25 metres long that climb into the surrounding vegetation[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
Although poisonous, the plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use in traditional medicine. The stems are also harvested and used as a tying material.

Known Hazards

The wood and the roots are apparently poisonous, even though used medicinally[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. A decoction, mixed up with dog's food, is used for killing dogs[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, northern Australia.

Habitat

Dense mixed forests, bamboo woods, thickets, hills; at elevations below 800 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. Primary and secondary forests, usually along forest edges, in more open places and along river-banks, also in swamps, thickets and coastal rocks[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height25.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower and produce fruit throughout the year[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Although poisonous, a decoction of the wood and the roots is used in traditional medicine[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. In small doses, a decoction of the root acts as an emetic. Larger doses are poisonous[
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.
].
A decoction of from the roots in a dose of a teaspoonful or less is an emetic, but if this dose is exceeded, it is a poison[
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].

The roots and twigs are used as a bitter tonic and uterine tonic. They are prescribed for the treatment of rheumatism, scurvy, diabetes and pulmonary complaints[
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.
,
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].

The roots are used as a mild aperient and in external applications for treating ulcers and skin complaints[
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.
].

A decoction of the fresh or dried leaves is used to cure gastralgia and are an absorbent[
582
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].

Other Uses

The branches are used as ropes[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Propagation

Seed -
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