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Useful Tropical Plants

Urceola brachysepala

Hook.f.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Carruthersia imberbis Elmer

Chavannesia brachysepala (Hook.f.) Pichon

Chavannesia imberbis (Elmer) Pichon

Chavannesia philippinensis (Merr.) Pichon

Urceola acuteacuminata Boerl.

Urceola imberbis (Elmer) Merr.

Urceola maingayi Hook.f.

Urceola philippinensis Merr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Urceola brachysepala is a vigorous, evergreen climbing shrub.
The plant is a source of a good quality rubber. At one time there was interest in exploiting the plant commercially but, with the cultivation of the Brazil rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and then the discovery of synthetic rubber, interest in virtually all other rubber plants ceased[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Lowland and hill forests at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex obtained from the plant can be used to make a good quality rubber[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is known as 'Serapat rubber'[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

The stems are used for tying purposes[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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