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 emarginata (Jack) Jongkind[
Cnestis emarginata Jack
Rourea emarginata (Jack) Jongkind
Roureopsis javanica Planch.
Roureopsis pubinervis Planch.
Roureopsis rubricarpa C.Y.Wu
Roureopsis emarginata varies in habit. Usually a climbing woody plant with vigorous, twining stems up to 25 metres long, it sometimes adopts a more shrub-like habit with more or less scrambling branches[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a tying material
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Mixed forests at elevations from 300 - 1,200 metres in southern China[
]. In and along open to dense, primary and secondary forests, in scrub-jungles and along river-banks, at elevations from sea-level up to 1,250 metres[
A poultice of the leaves is used in the treatment of fevers and ague; it is also applied to any part of the body with aches or sores[
]. The leaves are boiled to make the poultice[
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