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Useful Tropical Plants

Premna odorata

Blanco

Lamiaceae


This species has been much confused with Premna pubescens Blume, which is a liana or climbing shrub[
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+ Synonyms

Gumira flavescens Kuntze

Gumira leucostoma (Miq.) Kuntze

Gumira vestita (Schauer) Kuntze

Premna cumingiana pierreana (Dop) P.H.Hô

Premna curranii H.J.Lam

Premna depauperata Merr.

Premna flavescens Buch.-Ham. ex C.B.Clarke

Premna goeringii Turcz.

Premna hamiltonii J.L.Ellis

Premna inaequilateralis Beer & H.J.Lam

Premna latifolia cuneata C.B.Clarke

Premna latifolia major Moldenke

Premna leucostoma Miq.

Premna maclurei Merr.

Premna peekelii H.J.Lam

Premna rubens (C.B.Clarke) Ridl.

Premna rufidula Miq.

Premna ruttenii H.J.Lam

Premna subscandens Merr.

Premna tomentosa detergibilis C.B.Clarke

Premna tomentosa pierreana Dop

Premna vestita Schauer

Common Name:

Premna odorata
Branches
Photograph by: Richard Parker
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Premna odorata Premna odorata

General Information

Premna odorata is a shrub or small tree that usually grows up to 10 metres tall, occasionally to 12 metres. The bole can be up to 25cm, occasionally 30cm, in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes planted, in places such as Florida, the Philippines and India.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, to New Guinea and Australia.

Habitat

Common in thickets and secondary forest at low elevations[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Thickets and forests near the seashore in Taiwan[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. In or on the margins of gallery forest at elevations up to 400 metres[
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun and in partial shade.
Plants start flowering and fruiting when around 3 - 4 metres tall[
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used as diuretic; a decoction with sugar and a little 'calamansi' (Citrofortunella microcarpa (Bunge) Wijnands) juice is taken to treat cough and loosen phlegm[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
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Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
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Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
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0
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Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
]. An infusion is considered carminative and useful to treat beri-beri[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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A decoction of the fresh leaves is also prescribed for vaginal irritation[
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Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
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Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].

A decoction of leaves or flowers is considered to be a febrifuge and is also used against abdominal pains and dysentery[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Masticating the roots is prescribed against cardiac troubles[
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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According to Sunico-Suaco and Valenzuela the leaves do not contain any alkaloid, tannin, saponin, orcyanogenetic substance. The leaves, however, yielded 0.02 per cent of essential oil,which was yellowish-green and had the characteristics aroma of alagau leaves; and an oleoresin, which m. P. 112.5°C., whose constants were: acid number 103; saponification number 246.5 ester number 143.5, and acetyl value 416.2. the oleoresin contained 2.87 per cent methoxyl[
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Title
Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/mplants.html
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site from the Philippines Department of Agriculture, giving information in a readable way on the medicinal uses of many plants in their area.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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