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Useful Tropical Plants

Laportea amberana

(Baker) Leandri

Urticaceae

+ Synonyms

Laportea humbertii Leandri

Laportea manombensis Leandri

Urera amberana Baker

Common Name:

Laportea amberana
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (Fig 8 - 10 only)
Photograph by: Flore de Madagascar et des Comores, Urticace?es, vol. 56: Urticacées, p. 9 (1965)
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General Information

Laportea amberana is a shrub growing up to 150cm tall[
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Title
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its fibre.

Known Hazards

We have seen no specific information for this species, but many members of this genus have stinging hairs[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Tropical Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Seasonal forests, dry scrub and open places, usually on sands that can be calcareous, and also on sandstone[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A good quality fibre is obtained from the bark[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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