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Urobotrya siamensis

Hiepko

Opiliaceae

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General Information

Urobotrya siamensis is a shrub or small tree growing up to 5 metres tall[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

The whole plant is poisonous[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
When not in flower, this species is very similar in appearance to Melientha suavis, a species with edible shoots. The young shoots of this species have sometimes been eaten instead of those of Melientha suavis, with fatal results. For instance, in February 2005 in West Cambodia, more than 60 people suffered poisoning after having eaten the leaves of this species, and 15 of them (mainly children) died[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Botanical References

733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat

Dry, evergreen forest, rarely in deciduous forest; often on limestone hills; at elevations from sea level up to 1,000 metres[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves, and/or fruits, are used as a treatment against intestinal parasites[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Great care needs to be exercised, because in large amounts the plant is a deadly poison[
733
Title
Opiliaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 12: 1-71
Publication
 
Author
Hiepko P.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève; Switze
Year
2008
ISBN
978-2-8277-0451-4
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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