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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha siamensis

Oliv. ex Gage

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acalypha evrardii Gagnep.

Acalypha sphenophylla Pax & K.Hoffm.

Common Name:

Acalypha siamensis
Flowering branches
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General Information

Acalypha siamensis is a shrub or small scrambling tree growing up to 4 metres tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a tea and a medicine. It is cultivated as a substitute tea plant and is also grown as a hedge in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1913
Title
Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia
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Blumea 55, 2010: 21-60
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Sagun V.G., Levin G.A. & van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://10.3767/000651910X499141
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Year
2010
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Range

Southeast Asia - southern China (Hainan), Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatera).

Habitat

Locally common in dry, evergreen or mixed forest or scrub vegetation, often on sandy soils, sometimes on limestone; at elevations up to about 400 metres[
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Properties

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HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



The potential use of this species as a raw material in the herbal and pharmaceutical industry is worth exploring[
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Edible Uses

A hot infusion of the dried leaves is drunk as a tea by the Thais and Malays[
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Medicinal

The leaves are used in traditional medicine to treat fever, bowel complaints and kidney diseases; they are said to have antipyretic properties[
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Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is often cultivated as a hedge plant[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Stem cuttings[
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