Strychnos ligustrina Blume
Strychnos lucida is a shrub or small deciduous tree; it can grow up to 12 metres tall. The bole is often crooked and can be up to 25cm in diameter. The plant is spiny when young[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
The leaves and fruits are used as a fish poison[
Although this species is suspected of being poisonous to stock, the evidence is not completely convincing[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia to northern Australia.
Teak forest and other dryland forest, often in secondary forest but also in scrubs and savannahs, usually at elevations up to 200 metres, occasionally to 400 metres[
]. Also found on limestone hills in Thailand[
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A plant of the tropics, found in areas with a monsoon climate and generally avoiding areas with year round rainfall[
The bark, bitter-tasting wood and roots are used in traditional medicine to treat fever, snake bites, sores, wounds, eczema, and as stomachic and vermifuge[
The fruit pulp is applied to the skin to treat skin complaints such as scabies, rashes, burns, leprosy, sores and cuts[
The roots are used to treat diabetes[
The wood is heavy and very close-grained[
]. No uses are mentioned.
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