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Useful Tropical Plants

Willughbeia coriacea

Wall.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ancylocladus coriaceus (Wall.) Kuntze

Ancylocladus firmus (Blume) Kuntze

Ancylocladus minutiflorus Pierre

Ancylocladus nodosus Pierre

Ancylocladus vriesianus Pierre

Tabernaemontana macrocarpa Korth. ex Blume

Willughbeia burbidgei Dyer

Willughbeia firma Blume

Willughbeia minutiflora (Pierre) K.Schum

Willughbeia nodosa (Pierre) K.Schum

Willughbeia vrieseana (Pierre) K.Schum

Common Name:

Willughbeia coriacea
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed
Photograph by: Franz Eugen Köhler
Public domain
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General Information

Willughbeia coriacea 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.
].
A latex obtained from the plant is of good quality. The plant was at one time cultivated for this latex, which was used to produce rubber, but with the growing popularity of the Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and the advent of synthetic rubber, the use of this plant dwindled away. The plant also has medicinal uses and a locally consumed edible fruit[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Peninsula Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Medicinal

The latex is used medicinally[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Other Uses

A latex obtained from the plant makes a good quality rubber[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Propagation

Seed -

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