Sphaerotylos medogensis C.J.Chen
Urtica pulcherrima Roxb.
Sarcochlamys pulcherrima is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 6 metres tall[
The plant is the source of a good fibre and a dye, which are used locally.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia.
Tropical rain forests, open and damp secondary forests on floodplains; at elevations from 800 - 1,400 metres in southern China[
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A fibre is obtained from the stems[
]. A good fibre for ropes[
]. It has been used as a substitute for ramie fibre (obtained from Boehmeria nivea) for making ropes, cloth etc[
The leaves and twigs, combined with the bark of Albizzia spp, yields a madder-brown dye[
The pale reddish wood is rather soft and light[
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