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Useful Tropical Plants

Tylophora ovata

(Lindl.) Hook. ex Steud.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Diplolepis ovata Lindl.

Gymnema hirsutum Wall.

Tylophora atrofolliculata F.P.Metcalf

Tylophora hirsuta (Wall.) Wight

Tylophora hispida Decne.

Tylophora lanyuensis Liu & Lu

Tylophora mollissima Wall. ex Wight

Tylophora panzhutenga Z.Y.Zhu

Common Name:

Tylophora ovata
Close-up of the flowers
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General Information

Tylophora ovata is a climbing shrub producing stems up to 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 gathered 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, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam.

Habitat

Forests, mixed woods and thickets at elevations from 200 - 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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are used for the treatment of leukaemia, asthma, snake bites, and traumatic injury[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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