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Useful Tropical Plants

Roureopsis acutipetala

(Miq.) Leenh.

Connaraceae


There is currently no clear agreement amongst botanists as to whether the genus Roureopsis is valid, or whether the species contained within it should be transferred to the genus Rourea. We are, for the present, allowing Roureopsis to stand, but it is likely that a review of the family Connaraceae at present underway (2012) will transfer all the species currently in Roureopsis into Rourea. In this case, this species will become Rourea acutipetala Miq.[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Rourea acutipetala Miq.

Santaloides acutipetalum (Miq.) Kuntze

Taeniochlaena acutipetala (Miq.) Kurz

Taeniochlaena borneensis Schellenb.

Taeniochlaena griffithii Hook.f.

Common Name:

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General Information

Roureopsis acutipetala can vary widely in habit. Most commonly a climbing woody plant with vigorous stems clambering into the surrounding trees, it sometimes adopts a more shrub-like habit, often with scrambling branches, and can also be more tree-like in is habit[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of a tying material.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Primary and secondary forests at low elevations[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The boiled roots are used as an external application in the treatment of lumbago[
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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.
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451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Other Uses

The very tough stems are used as a tying material for fence making[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-24. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Roureopsis+acutipetala>

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