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Useful Tropical Plants

Spigelia flemmingiana

Cham. & Schltdl.

Loganiaceae

+ Synonyms

Spigelia schomburgkiana Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Spigelia flemmingiana is an annual plant growing 70 - 90cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

We have no records of toxicity, but at least one other species in this genus is toxic. Care should be exercised if ingesting the plant[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Botanical References


Range

Northern S. America - Brazil, Guyana.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.80 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is anthelmintic and sudorific[
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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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461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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