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Useful Tropical Plants

Urceola lucida

(A.DC.) Benth. & Hook.f.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Chavannesia esculenta A.DC.

Chavannesia lucida A.DC.

Echites esculentus Wall.

Echites lucidus Wall. ex G.Don

Urceola esculenta (A.DC.) Benth. ex Hook.f.

Urceola reticulata King & Gamble

Xylinabaria esculenta (A.DC.) Pierre

Common Name:

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General Information

Urceola lucida 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 - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland and hill forests at elevations up to 900 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.
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Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit.

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The latex contains 55 - 83% crude rubber known as 'Rangoon rubber'[
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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.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-08-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Urceola+lucida>

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