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Useful Tropical Plants

Smilax megacarpa

A.DC.

Smilacaceae

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General Information

Smilax megacarpa is a climbing shrub, producing stems up to 6 metres long that can attach themselves to other plants for support by means of tendrils.
The rhizomes and fruit are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use. The plant also has minor local medicinal uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Assam, southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Locally frequent in evergreen forest at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Rhizome[
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.
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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.
].

Fruit - preserved[
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.
].

Medicinal

The plant is used in local medicine in Laos, where it plays a role in medicines given after childbirth and against cough[
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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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Smilax+megacarpa>

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