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Useful Tropical Plants

Elatostema platyphyllum

Wedd.

Urticaceae

+ Synonyms

Elatostema ebracteatum W.T.Wang

Elatostema edule C.B.Rob.

Elatostema platyphylloides B.L.Shih & Yuen P.Yang

Common Name:

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General Information

Elatostema platyphyllum is a perennial plant with erect, branched stems that become more or less woody; it can grow 100 - 150cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.

Known Hazards

Unlike many other plants in the nettle family (Urticaceae), plants in this genus do not have stinging hairs[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, southern Japan, Nepal, Bhutan, northeast India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines

Habitat

Valley forests, shaded areas along streamsides; at elevations from 700 - 1,900 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

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HabitShrub
Height1.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked. A nutritious vegetable, it is commonly consumed in parts of India[
1775
Title
Trace elements and antioxidant activity of six wild edible plants that are widely consumed by ethnic tribes of Aruna
Publication
Indian J. Agric. Res., 52 (1) 2018 : 85-88
Author
Medak B. & Singha L.B.
Website
http://10.18805/IJARe.A-4755
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0367-8245
Description
 
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Medicinal

The fresh root juice is drunk to induce vomiting[
513
Title
Traditional Knowledge of Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh on Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Srivastava R.C.
Publisher
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge.
Year
2009 Vol. 8(2)
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on the plants that the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh use.
]

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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