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Useful Tropical Plants

Piper fragile

Benth.

Piperaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Piper fragile is an evergreen, scrambling shrub that creeps over the ground or climbs into nearby plants for support.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea.

Habitat

On rocks near the sea, in thickets, and in forests at low elevations[
465
Title
An Enumeration of Philippine Flowering Plants
Publication
 
Author
Merrill E.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Science, Manila.
Year
1925
ISBN
 
Description
Mainly a list of plant names, plus some synonyms, giving details of where the name was published. Also gives a note on the range of the plant, its habitat and local names. Unfortunately, it does not even give a brief description of the plant.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Similar to P. Abbreviatum.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bitter, fragile bark is used in the treatment of yaws[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-05-28. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Piper+fragile>

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