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Useful Tropical Plants

Wissadula amplissima

(L.) R.E.Fries

Malvaceae


Some treatments refer the African specimens to Wissadula periplocifolia, which they take to be pantropical, others refer it to Wissadula amplissima or Wissadula hernandioides, and this is much a matter of personal opinion. Any differences between Wissadula amplissima, Wissadula hernandioides and Wissadula rostrata are small. It must be left to a future monographer of the genus to decide the issue[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

+ Synonyms

Abutilon amplissimum (L.) Kuntze

Abutilon hermamdioides (L'Her.) Sweet

Abutilon laxiflorum Guill. & Perr.

Abutilon mucronulatum (Gray ex Torr.) Gray

Abutilon polyandrum G. Don

Abutilon polyanthum (Schltdl. ex Link) Sweet

Sida amplissima L.

Sida hernandioides L'Hér.

Sida laxiflora (Guill. & Perr. ex Guill.) Steud.

Sida polyantha Schltdl. ex Link

Sida rostrata Schum. & Thonn.

Wissadula amplissima rostrata (Schum. & Thonn.) R.E.Fries

Wissadula hernandioides (L'Her.) Garcke

Wissadula mucronulata Gray ex Torr.

Wissadula periplocifolia hernandioides (L'Her.) Griseb.

Wissadula rostrata (Schum. & Thonn.) Planch.

Wissadula rostrata hernandioides (L'Her.) Gómez

Common Name:

Wissadula amplissima
Flowering plant in Yax Che Botanic Garden
Photograph by: Brent Miller
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General Information

Wissadula amplissima is a perennial plant that can be herbaceous or form a woody base[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
]. It is an erect plant, branched from the base and growing about 75 - 125cm tall[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of fibre. It is cultivated as a fibre plant in the Sudan[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

Pantropical.

Habitat

Usually in light shade on rocky and loamy soils and in riverine vegetation in tropical Africa[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
]. Dry or moist thickets at elevations below 850 metres in Mesoamerica[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are a source of fibre[
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.
]. Used for making sails[
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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