Butea gyrocarpa (Benth.) Blatt.
Spatholobus sanguineus (A.Heller) A.Heller
Spatholobus gyrocarpus is a vigorous climbing shrub with stems that can be 45 metres long and 10 - 15cm in diameter
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
The lowland forest habitat of this species is threatened by clearance for agriculture and plantations, forestry and urban development. However, the plant has been recorded from secondary forest and along roadside and may, therefore, tolerate some disturbance. It is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Philippines
Mixed primary or secondary lowland forest.; at elevations up to 400 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
The sap is used, as a treatment for fungal infections of the mouth[
The plant is used to heal wounds, especially fresh, bloody wounds[
We have no specific information for this species, but an astringent, red-brown sap exudes from the bark of most species in this genus. This sap hardens upon exposure to air, forming a kino[
]. Kino is an astringent gum, rich in tannins, that is used medicinally, and also as a tannin agent and a dye.
The stout stems are used to provide rough cordage[
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