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Useful Tropical Plants

Secamone alpini

Schult.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Periploca secamone L.

Secamone thunbergii E.Mey.

Common Name:

Secamone alpini
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: Bart Wursten
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General Information

Secamone alpini is a scrambling or climbing shrub[
515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.
]. The twining stems can climb into the tops of trees[
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Africa - Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, S. Africa.

Habitat

Forests[
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The stem, which like that of the wild vine and other twining shrubs, climbs to the very tops of the tallest forest-trees, is used by baboons instead of ropes, to swing themselves from tree to tree, when in search of food, or in escaping from their enemies[
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A cold water extract of the roots is taken to treat stomach gas and to ease child delivery[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. A tuber decoction is taken as a laxative, and also to treat heartburn, diabetes, dizziness and stiff joints[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

A latex oozes from wounds in the plant[
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. No uses are mentioned.

The white wood is hard and tough ; but although the stem often attains a considerable length, its thickness rarely exceeds 7cm. Local people use these twigs like the Europeans use the willow[
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. This is, presumably, for making baskets[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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