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Useful Tropical Plants

Secamonopsis madagascariensis

Jum.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Marsdenia madagascariensis Costantin & Gallaud

Common Name:

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General Information

Secamonopsis madagascariensis is a slender, rather few-branched, twining plant[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant yields a latex from which a good rubber can be produced. The plant is also sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Dry and subarid forest and woodland at elevations from near sea level to around 700 metres.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A plant of lowland tropical areas in dry and subarid areas at elevations below 700 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used to treat anthrax[
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.
].

The plant (part not specified) is used to treat sores[
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.
].

Other Uses

A latex obtained from the plant is the source of a good rubber[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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