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Useful Tropical Plants

Willughbeia flavescens

Dyer ex Hook.f.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Ancylocladus beccarii Pierre

Ancylocladus flavescens (Dyer ex Hook.f.) Kuntze

Ancylocladus rufescens (Dyer ex Hook.f.) Kuntze

Chilocarpus flavescens Hook.f.

Melodinus beccarii (Pierre) Pierre

Melodinus cymosus Ridl.

Melodinus pulchrinervius Boerl.

Melodinus rhytidiphyllus Boerl.

Urnularia beccarii (Pierre) Markgr.

Urnularia flavescens (Dyer ex Hook.f.) Stapf

Urnularia oblongifolia Stapf

Willughbeia beccarii (Pierre) K.Schum.

Willughbeia stapfii Merr.

Willughbeiopsis beccarii (Pierre) Rauschert

Willughbeiopsis flavescens (Dyer ex Hook.f.) Rauschert

Common Name:

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General Information

Willughbeia flavescens is a climbing shrub, producing stems up to 30 metres long that attach themselves to other plants by means of tendrils[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
]. 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 tree yields a latex that has been used as an adulterant of gutta-percha.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forest[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex obtained from the plant has been used as an adulterant of gutta-percha[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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