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Useful Tropical Plants

Meyna spinosa

Roxb. ex Link

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Pyrostria spinosa (Roxb. ex Link) Miq.

Vangueria miqueliana Kurz

Vangueria mollis Wall.

Vangueria pyrostria Boerl.

Vangueria spinosa (Roxb. ex Link) Roxb.

Vangueria stellata Blanco

Common Name:

Meyna spinosa

General Information

Meyna spinosa is a deciduous, thorny, straggling shrub or small tree that can grow up to 5 metres tall[
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.
,
995
Title
Indian Trees - an account of trees, shrubs, woody climbers and palms indigenous or commonly cultivated
Publication
 
Author
Brandis D.
Publisher
Archibald Constable & Co Ltd; London
Year
1906
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but a fine work that still contains relevant information
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, ?Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat

Deciduous forests in Myanmar[
995
Title
Indian Trees - an account of trees, shrubs, woody climbers and palms indigenous or commonly cultivated
Publication
 
Author
Brandis D.
Publisher
Archibald Constable & Co Ltd; London
Year
1906
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but a fine work that still contains relevant information
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
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.
]. Leshy[
995
Title
Indian Trees - an account of trees, shrubs, woody climbers and palms indigenous or commonly cultivated
Publication
 
Author
Brandis D.
Publisher
Archibald Constable & Co Ltd; London
Year
1906
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but a fine work that still contains relevant information
]. The fruit is a yellow, subglobose berry around 20mm in diameter containing 4 - 5 hard seeds. The fruit is produced in clusters along the branches[310. 995].

Medicinal

The fruit is cholagogue and refrigerant. It is strengthening, helping to expel phlegm and bile[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

The powdered leaves are considered to be useful in the treatment of diphtheria[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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