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Useful Tropical Plants

Uvaria grandiflora

(Lesch. ex DC.) Roxb.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Unona grandiflora Lesch. ex DC.

Uvaria platypetala Champ. Ex Benth.

Uvaria purpurea Blume

Uvaria rhodantha Hance

Common Name:

Uvaria grandiflora
Drawing of the flowering and fruiting plant
Photograph by: Wallich, N., Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, vol. 2: t. 121 (1831) [Gorachand]
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General Information

Uvaria grandiflora is a sturdy climbing shrub with large leaves. The stems can be up to 10 metres long.
The plant is used locally, being harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, medicinal uses and stems, which can be used like rattans. The plant is sometimes cultivated[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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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

Southeast Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Open forests, thickets at elevations from 400 - 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

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HabitClimber
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The fruits are aromatic, eaten raw or preserved[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Fleshy[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The orange fruit is composed of distinct carpels (fruitlets); each fruitlet is berry-like, cylindrical, 4 - 5.5 m long[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

Leaves and roots are applied in traditional medicine against stomach-ache, abdominal pains, skin diseases[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

Climbing stems said to be good substitute for rattans[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

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

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