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Useful Tropical Plants

Willughbeia cirrhifera

Abeyw.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ancylocladus ceylanicus (Wight) Kuntze

Chilocarpus ceylanicus Wight

Willughbeia ceylanica (Wight) Thwaites

Common Name:

Willughbeia cirrhifera

General Information

Willughbeia cirrhifera is a large climbing shrub. The woody shoots attach themselves to other plants for support by means of hooked, leafless branchlets[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The latex is used locally to make a fly paper.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - Sri Lanka.

Habitat

Forests in moist regions at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist tropical lowlands, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,200 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stem is full of a sticky latex but, since this does not remain elastic after consolidation by exposure to the air, it is of
no use as rubber[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used locally to catch insect pests by smearing on frayed out bamboo stems which then act like sticky fly paper[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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