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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyclea laxiflora

Miers

Menispermaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Cyclea laxiflora
Fruiting stem. This plant might be closely related to Cyclea laxiflora rather than being that species.
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General Information

Cyclea laxiflora is a slender herbaceous climbing plant with stems that can become somewhat woody and persist. The stems can be up to 15 metres long[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Secondary and coastal forest, scrub vegetation, hedges and cultivated land, at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction made of the roots is used as a treatment against fever and piles; is taken after childbirth; and is used as a vermifuge for children[
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.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The root decoction is applied externally to the nostrils in the treatment of caries of the nasal bones[
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.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-05-24. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Cyclea+laxiflora>

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