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Useful Tropical Plants

Secamone oleaefolia

Decne.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Secamone oleaefolia
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Martin Callmander
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Secamone oleaefolia Secamone oleaefolia

General Information

Secamone oleaefolia is a climbing shrub, twining into the surrounding vegetation.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Forest, woodland and human-disturbed areas in 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 by people with a nervous break-down[
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Other Uses

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

Propagation

Seed -
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