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Useful Tropical Plants

Dendrocnide amplissima

(Blume) Chew

Urticaceae

+ Synonyms

Laportea amplissima (Blume) Miq.

Urera amplissima Blume

Urticastrum amplissimum (Blume) Kuntze

Common Name:

Dendrocnide amplissima
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Rumphius, G.E., Herbarium amboinense, vol. 3: p. 217, t. 141 (1743)
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Dendrocnide amplissima Dendrocnide amplissima

General Information

Dendrocnide amplissima is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 8 metres tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

The plant has stinging hairs - these are mainly found on the flowers[
993
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 25
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Default.aspx
Publisher
Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this issue includes a treatment of the genera Dendrocnide and Laportea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Botanical References

993
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 25
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Default.aspx
Publisher
Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this issue includes a treatment of the genera Dendrocnide and Laportea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Plants in this genus are essentially lowland primary forest species preferring slightly moist and somewhat shady habitats[
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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.
].
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
993
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 25
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Default.aspx
Publisher
Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this issue includes a treatment of the genera Dendrocnide and Laportea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The sap from the pounded bark is used as a remedy for sprue[
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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

The wood is very soft[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed - easy.
Cuttings root easily - simply thrusting a branch into moist ground will usually result in it rooting[
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.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dendrocnide+amplissima>

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