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Useful Tropical Plants

Heteropterys umbellata

A.Juss.

Malpighiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Heteropterys umbellata
Developing seeds
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Heteropterys umbellata Heteropterys umbellata

General Information

Heteropterys umbellata is a shrub, sometimes producing climbing stems, growing about 2 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a source of fibre, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil.

Habitat

River edges.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, where it is generally found at elevations from around 60 metres to over 2,000 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre obtained from the stems is used to make coarse ropes[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-22. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Heteropterys+umbellata>

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