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Useful Tropical Plants

Secamone obovata

Decne.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Secamone obovata
Flowers
Photograph by: Fidy Ratovoson
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General Information

Secamone obovata is a climbing shrub that twines into the surrounding vegetation.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - east Madagascar.

Habitat

Dunes and strand, forest, in humid and subhumid areas, at elevations up to 1,500 metres.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the aerial parts is taken to treat venereal diseases in women[
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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.
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565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
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Other Uses

A latex oozes from wounds in the plant. No uses are mentioned.

Propagation

Seed -
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