The genus Uvaria is currently (2015) under review for the 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families', and it has been proposed that this species is no more than a synonym of Uvaria littoralis. Pending completion of the review this species will be maintained[
Uvaria badiiflora Hance
Uvaria cordata (Dunal) Alston
Uvaria dolichoclada Hayata
Uvaria macclurei Diels
Uvaria microcarpa Champ. ex Benth.
Uvaria obovatifolia Hayata
Uvaria macrophylla is a large climbing shrub with large leaves[
]. The stems usually grow up to 6 metres long, but specimens have been recorded with stems 15 metres or more long[
The plant is harvested from the wild and used locally for food, medicines and fibre.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.
Open forests and scrub at elevations from 400 - 1,400 metres[
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]. The orange fruit is composed of distinct carpels (fruitlets); each fruitlet is berry-like, ovoid to globose, 2 - 3cm long and containing several dark brown seeds[
The roots are used as a sedative, to stop vomiting, and for treating rheumatism[
The leaves are used to relieve pain and to reduce swellings[
The fine strong bast fibre obtained from the bark is used for making sacks[
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