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Useful Tropical Plants

Blumea arfakiana

Martelli

Asteliaceae


This species is is closely related to Blumea aromatica and to Blumea milnei[
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].

+ Synonyms

Blumea balfourii Hemsl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Blumea arfakiana is an erect subshrub with branched stems that become woody at their base. The plant grows 100 - 200cm tall with stems around cm in diameter[
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.

Range

Australasia - New Guinea.

Habitat

Rain forests, along river and stream banks, in old gardens, and in cleared and settled areas; at elevations from sea level to 1,600 metres or more[
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The young leaves are eaten to treat anaemia[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]

The leaves and roots are used as a remedy for stomach-ache[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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