Conyza acuminata Wall.
Flustula tomentosa Raf.
Gymnanthemum acuminatum Steetz
Leucomeris glabra Blume ex DC.
Leucomeris javanica Blume ex DC.
Vernonia blumeana DC.
Vernonia florescens Elmer
Vernonia urdanetense Elmer
Vernonia vaniotii H.Lév.
Vernonia wallichii Ridl.
Vernonia arborea is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow 15 - 26 metres tall. The bole is usually straight and cylindrical, but is sometimes twisted; it can be free of branches for up to 12 metres, and up to 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
E, Asia - southern China, India, Thailand, Vambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea.
A sub-canopy tree, common especially in forest gaps, areas of secondary growth, disturbed places and along roads; growing in a wide range of situations from swamps to river sides, hillsides and dry ridges; at elevations up to 1,600 metres[
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A decoction of the leaves and roots is used to promote the wound healing process and to treat fevers and colics[
]. A mixture of the leaves is used to make a tonic for women after childbirth[
The roots are used in the treatment of fevers[
The bark is used in the treatment of aphtha (small ulcers in the mouth or tongue)[
The plant contains vernonin, which is similar to digitalin (obtained from Digitalis spp.) but less toxic[
The pale yellow to white wood is light in weight, soft. It cuts woolly It is used for light, indoor construction, household appliances and matchsticks[
The wood is used for fuel[
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