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Useful Tropical Plants

Wrightia dubia

(Sims) Spreng.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Cameraria dubia Sims

Scleranthera cambodiensis (Pierre ex Pit.) Pichon

Scleranthera dubia (Sims) Pichon

Strophanthus jackianus Wall. ex G.Don

Wrightia cambodiensis Pierre ex Pit.

Wrightia kontumensis

Wrightia rubriflora Pit.

Common Name:

Wrightia dubia
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Ahmad Fuad Morad
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General Information

Wrightia dubia is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 3 metres tall[
382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a dye.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Bamboo forests, evergreen forests, savannahs; on sandy soil, limestone, by stream or along roadsides[
382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The seeds, roots and leaves furnish an indigo-yielding glucoside used for dyeing[
382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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