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Useful Tropical Plants

Tylophora flexuosa

R.Br.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Asclepias tenuissima Roxb.

Asclepias tetrapetala Dennst.

Hoya flexuosa (R.Br.) Spreng.

Hoyopsis dielsii H.Lév.

Tylophora carnosa Wall. ex Wight

Tylophora dielsii (H.Lév.) Hu

Tylophora hoyopsis H.Lév.

Tylophora tenuis Blume

Tylophora tenuissima (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.

Tylophora tetrapetala (Dennst.) Suresh

Vincetoxicum flexuosum (R.Br.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Tylophora flexuosa
Flowering stems
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General Information

Tylophora flexuosa is a climbing shrub, producing slender stems up to 2.5 metres long that twine into other plants for support[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Habitat

Open woods and thickets at elevations from 100 - 1,000 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. Lowlands, most common on banks of tidal rivers, but also inland in open locations, brushwood and teak forest, at elevations up to 2,100 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are crushed and applied to treat scabies[
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 stem is used in the treatment of urticaria and smallpox[
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.
].

A decoction or infusion of the roots is taken as an antidote to arsenic poisoning[
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 -
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