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Useful Tropical Plants

Discospermum abnorme

(Korth.) S.J.Ali & Robbr.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Diplospora abnormis (Korth.) Valeton ex H.J.P.Winkl.

Diplospora confusa Hook.f.

Diplospora singularis Korth.

Diplospora singularis Kurz

Discospermum confusum (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Discospermum singulare (Korth.) Kuntze

Gynopachis abnormis Korth.

Randia abnormis (Korth.) Boerl.

Tricalysia abnormis (Korth.) Merr.

Tricalysia singularis (Korth.) K.Schum.

Vangueria palembanica Miq.

Common Name:

Discospermum abnorme
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: Richard Razakamalala
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General Information

Discospermum abnorme is an evergreen shrub or a small tree that usually grows up to 8 metres tall, though there are reports of trees up to 18 metres. The bole is usually straight[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a coffee substitute.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Part of the Flora of Thailand project.

Range

E. Asia - northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Evergreen forest, sometimes along streams; occasionally also in mixed deciduous forest; at elevations from 50 - 900 metres[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

A hot decoction of the roasted leaves is used to make a drink known as 'kopi Kubu'. This is used as a substitute for coffee in Sumatra[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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