Assa exotica Gmel.
Assa indica Houtt. ex Christm. & Panz.
Eleiastis laevis Raf.
Tetracera assa DC.
Tetracera dichotoma Blume
Tetracera gracilis Blume
Tetracera laevis Vahl
Tetracera malabarica Lam.
Tetracera trigyna Roxb.
Tetracera wahlbomia DC.
Wahlbomia indica Thunb.
Tetracera indica is an evergreen shrub. It varies in habit from a small shrub growing only 2 metres tall in areas of open vegetation to a woody climbing plant producing stems up to 5 metres long in thickets and forests[
The leaves are harvested from the wild and used locally as a sandpaper, whilst the plant also has a range of local medicinal uses.
In India, the plant is reputed to be a fish poison[
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
A small shrub in open places; a low liana, climbing over low shrubs, in brushwood and open forest at elevations from sea-level to 600 metres[
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Plants can be trimmed into a desired shape.
The roots and leaves are used to treat itch[
An infusion of the shoots is used in the treatment of pulmonary haemorrhages[
An infusion of the shoots is used as a gargle for the treatment of mouth ulcers[
The finely crushed young shoots are made into a poultice and put on bites of poisonous snakes and festering fingers[
The fruits are used as a treatment against common cold[
The rough leaves are used as a sandpaper for smoothing wood and for polishing metalwork[
The flexible and tough young stem may serve as rough cordage[
Division of suckers[
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