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Useful Tropical Plants

Tetracera macrophylla

Wall. ex Hook.f. & Thoms.

Dilleniaceae

+ Synonyms

Tetracera grandis King

Tetracera havilandii Ridl.

Tetracera macrocarpa Wall.

Tetracera radula Martelli

Tetracera scaberrima Miq.

Tetracera scabricaulis Ridl.

Tetracera teysmannii Martelli

Common Name:

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General Information

Tetracera macrophylla is an evergreen climbing plant growing up to 10 metres tall. There are unconfirmed reports that it sometimes becomes more tree-like in habit[
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
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

A climber in dry as well as in swampy forests, at elevations up to 300 metres[
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 *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The species is very variable as to leaf size and degree of scabridness[
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
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots and leaves are pounded and applied to the skin for itch, and are used as a poultice on syphilitic ulcers[
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.
].
The root sap is taken orally as a poison antidote[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-05-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Tetracera+macrophylla>

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