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Useful Tropical Plants

Urceola micrantha

(Wall. ex G.Don) Mabb.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Chavannesia montana (M.R.Hend.) Pichon

Cudicia gyrandra Buch.-Ham. ex Dillwyn

Ecdysanthera annamensis Vernet

Ecdysanthera brachiata A.DC.

Ecdysanthera cambodiensis Pierre

Ecdysanthera langbiani Vernet

Ecdysanthera linearicarpa Pierre

Ecdysanthera linocarpa Pierre

Ecdysanthera micrantha (Wall. ex G.Don) A.DC.

Ecdysanthera multiflora King & Gamble

Ecdysanthera utilis Hayata & Kawak.

Echites brachiatus Wall.

Echites micranthus Wall. ex G.Don

Parabarium brachiatum (A.DC.) Pierre ex Spire

Parabarium cambodiensis (Pierre) Pierre ex Spire

Parabarium candollei Pierre ex Spire

Parabarium chevalieri Pit.

Parabarium diu-do Dubard & Eberh.

Parabarium langbiani (Vernet) Pichon

Parabarium linearicarpum (Pierre) Pichon

Parabarium linocarpum Pierre ex Spire

Parabarium micranthum (Wall. ex G.Don) Pierre

Parabarium multiflorum (King & Gamble) Lý

Parabarium spireanum Pierre ex Spire

Parabarium utile (Hayata & Kawak.) Lý

Parabarium vernetii Pierre ex Spire

Urceola linearicarpa (Pierre) Mabb.

Urceola montana M.R.Hend.

Common Name:

Urceola micrantha
Line drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed
Photograph by: Flora of China Illustrations vol. 16, fig. 142, 1-8
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General Information

Urceola micrantha is a climbing shrub producing vigorous stems that can be 50 metres long[
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. It is also the source of a latex that can be used to make rubber.

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 - China, northern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos. Vietnam.

Habitat

Mixed forests, brushwoods; at elevations of 300 - 1,000 metres in 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 *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height50.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark and roots are used for the treatment of infantile paralysis, rheumatalgia, injury, and fractures[
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

A latex obtained from the plant contains up to 35% crude 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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-13. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Urceola+micrantha>

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