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Useful Tropical Plants

Sphagneticola calendulacea

(L.) Pruski

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Complaya chinensis (Osbeck) Strother

Jaegeria calendulacea (L.) Spreng.

Seruneum calendulaceum (L.) Kuntze

Solidago chinensis Osbeck

Thelechitonia chinensis (Osbeck) H.Rob. & Cuatrec.

Verbesina calendulacea L.

Wedelia calendulacea (L.) Less.

Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.

Common Name:

Sphagneticola calendulacea
Flower and leaves
Photograph by: Jkadavoor (Jee)
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General Information

Sphagneticola calendulacea is a slender, spreading, herbaceous perennial plant, producing stems 50 - 80cm long that lie along the ground, ascending at their tips. The stems produce roots at their lower nodes[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and to purify water.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, Japan, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat

Open, waste places at sea level[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. On paddy ridges, in grassy fields and moist lowland depressions in the north, also common in littoral areas[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is mainly used for the treatment of inflammations, including abscesses and sore throat; it is also used to treat coughs[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. TIle whole plant, except for the roots, is well known for its antibacterial, demulcent and antifebrile properties[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]. It is used in the treatment of phlegmon, boils, impetigo, mastitis, abscesses, cystitis, cold and eruptive fever[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].
A decoction of the fresh plant is used for bathing babies to prevent lichen tropicus (a chronic inflammatory and immune mediated disease that affects the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes)[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]. The fresh plant, combined with sesame oil, is used to treat elephantiasis[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

The leaves are used for purifying water[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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