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Useful Tropical Plants

Lysiphyllum winitii

(Craib) de Wit

Fabaceae


Recent research into plants formerly included in Bauhinia (see Wunderlin, R.P. 2010. Reorganization of the Cercideae (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). Phytoneuron 2010-48: 1-5.) has reorganized the species of Bauhinia into 9 genera. Although not universally accepted as yet (2011), we are following this new treatment because it has been taken up by several authorities including GRIN, Flora of North America[
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Title
Flora of N. America
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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0
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Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
] and African Flowering Plants[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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0
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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+ Synonyms

Bauhinia winitii Craib

Common Name:

Lysiphyllum winitii
Growing plant
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General Information

Lysiphyllum winitii is a vigorous, climbing, deciduous shrub, scrambling over the ground and climbing into the surrounding vegetation where it attaches itself by means of strong tendrils[
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.
,
977
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 3
Publication
 
Author
Khid Suvarnasuddhi & Tem Smitinand
Publisher
Royal Forest Department; Bangkok
Year
1955
ISBN
 
Description
This volume contains descriptions of the Thai plants that were named in honour of Phya Winit Wanandorn
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a masticatory. A freely-flowering species with large flowers, it responds well to training and can be grown as an ornamental shrub or hedge[
976
Title
Plant Material Introduced January to December 1959
Publication
Plant Inventory No. 167
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA, Washington D.C.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plant introductions into the USA during 1959. It sometimes lists plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

977
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 3
Publication
 
Author
Khid Suvarnasuddhi & Tem Smitinand
Publisher
Royal Forest Department; Bangkok
Year
1955
ISBN
 
Description
This volume contains descriptions of the Thai plants that were named in honour of Phya Winit Wanandorn

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand

Habitat

Open, dry or mixed deciduous forest at low elevations, rarely ascending above 300 metres[
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.
,
977
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 3
Publication
 
Author
Khid Suvarnasuddhi & Tem Smitinand
Publisher
Royal Forest Department; Bangkok
Year
1955
ISBN
 
Description
This volume contains descriptions of the Thai plants that were named in honour of Phya Winit Wanandorn
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The bark is very astringent. It is sometimes combined with betel nuts (Areca catechu) and chewed as a masticatory with stimulant properties[
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.
,
977
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 3
Publication
 
Author
Khid Suvarnasuddhi & Tem Smitinand
Publisher
Royal Forest Department; Bangkok
Year
1955
ISBN
 
Description
This volume contains descriptions of the Thai plants that were named in honour of Phya Winit Wanandorn
].

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant can be trained to form a hedge or screen[
976
Title
Plant Material Introduced January to December 1959
Publication
Plant Inventory No. 167
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA, Washington D.C.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plant introductions into the USA during 1959. It sometimes lists plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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