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Useful Tropical Plants

Volkameria aculeata

L.

Lamiaceae


This name is not universally accepted, with some authorities preferring to use the name Clerodendrum aculeatum (L.) Schltdl.[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Clerodendrum aculeatum (L.) Schltdl.

Clerodendrum angustifolium (Poir.) Spreng.

Clerodendrum duckei Moldenke

Clerodendrum linifolium (Ewart & B.Rees) de Kok

Clerodendrum ternifolium Kunth

Huxleya linifolia Ewart & B.Rees

Ovieda aculeata (L.) Baill.

Volkameria angustifolia Poir.

Volkameria linifolia (Ewart & B.Rees) Mabb. & Y.W.Yuan

Common Name:

Volkameria aculeata
Drawing of a flowering stem and the fruits
Photograph by: Addisonia, vol. 13: t. 447 (1928) [F.W. Horne]
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General Information

Volkameria aculeata is an evergreen, sprawling shrub with small spines in the leaf axils. It can grow up to 3 metres tall[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
,
710
Title
Tropical Flowering Plants. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation.
Publication
 
Author
Llamas K.A.
Publisher
Timber Press; Oregon.
Year
2003
ISBN
0-88192-585-3
Description
A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1,500 species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. An ornamental plant, it can be grown to make a good barrier hedge.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Honduras, southern Mexico; Caribbean - Trinidad to the Bahamas.

Habitat

Limestone rocks, sand dunes and gravelly wastes, mostly near the sea but also ascending to 250 metres[
436
Title
Native Plants Hawaii
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on a range of native Hawaiian plants, with descriptions, habitat, traditional uses etc.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


An easily grown plant, succeeding in full sun to moderate shade in most, moderately moist, well-drained soils[
710
Title
Tropical Flowering Plants. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation.
Publication
 
Author
Llamas K.A.
Publisher
Timber Press; Oregon.
Year
2003
ISBN
0-88192-585-3
Description
A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1,500 species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is said to be an effective febrifuge[
988
Title
The Vegetation of the Grenadines, Windward Islands, British West Indies.
Publication
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University No. 174
Author
Howard R. A.
Publisher
The Gray Herbarium of Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1952
ISBN
 
Description
Includes some information on the medicinal and other uses of the plants
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant has a spreading habit but can be pruned to shape and, with its small spines and dense growth, it makes a good barrier hedge[
710
Title
Tropical Flowering Plants. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation.
Publication
 
Author
Llamas K.A.
Publisher
Timber Press; Oregon.
Year
2003
ISBN
0-88192-585-3
Description
A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1,500 species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.
]. A useful hedge plant in dryish places[
356
Title
The Useful and Ornamental Plants of Trinidad and Tobago.
Publication
 
Author
Williams. R. O. & Williams. R. O. Jnr.
Publisher
Self Published in Trinidad and Tobago.
Year
1951
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a wide range of plants both native and introduced to Trinidad and Tobago. Gives a brief description of the plant and some of its local uses.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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