Caesalpinia pubescens (Desf.) Hattink
Mezoneuron glabrum Desf.
Mezoneiiron pubescens is a somewhat prickly, scrambling to climbing shrub, perhaps sometimes more tree-like; it usually grows up to 10 metres tall, occasionally to 15 metres[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Monsoon forests, scrubland, savannahs; at elevations up to 700 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Mezoneuron pubescens is a plant of the moist tropics, growing mainly in areas with a distinct dry season[
Plants flower at the end of the wet season[
Young leaves - raw[
]. Eaten in salads[
A decoction of the leaves is used to bring relief to asthma sufferers[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.