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Useful Tropical Plants

Clermontia clermontioides

(Gaudich.) A.Heller

Campanulaceae

+ Synonyms

Clermontia coerulea Hillebr.

Clermontia gaudichaudii Hillebr.

Delissea clermontioides Gaudich.

Common Name:

Clermontia clermontioides
Flowering plant in the Honuaula III forest reserve. Kona, Hawaii
Photograph by: kanoak
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General Information

Clermontia clermontioides is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 8 metres tall.
Its edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Pacific Islands - Hawaii.

Habitat

Wet forests, bogs and bog margins[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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.
,
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
]. The yellow berries have a sweet flavour[
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.
].

Medicinal

The sap is blended with the sap of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) and powdered Bobea spp, and used to treat cuts[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
]. The application is followed by a wash with liquid from Nothocestrum spp, or possibly Senna occidentalis[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

For the treatment of asthma and other forms of shortness of breath, the mature fruit is mixed with green kukui fruit (Aleurites moluccana); ‘ōolena root (Curcuma longa); leaves and leaf buds of pawale (Rumex spp.); the bark of Syzygium malaccense; ‘the stems of Peperomia spp; noni fruits (Morinda citrifolia); and red sugarcane, (Saccharum officinarum[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
]).

To induce lactation, the sap is combined with coconut flesh Cocos nucifera), akoko leaves (Chamaesyce spp.), and white sugarcane, then poured into an ‘ulua tuber, which is consumed[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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