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Useful Tropical Plants

Blumea milnei

Seem.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Blumea milnei
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Seemann, B., Flora Vitiensis, vol. 2: t. 27 (1873) [W.H. Fitch]
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General Information

Blumea milnei is an erect, branched, evergreen perennial plant growing 1 - 2 metres tall with persistent stems that become woody, at least at the base[
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

490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
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 through the western Pacific to Fiji and Samoa.

Habitat

Dense, wet forests along trails and stream banks and sometimes in clearings and waste places; at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
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 *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An extract of the leaves is used as a treatment for sore eyes[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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