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Useful Tropical Plants

Strophanthus caudatus

(L.) Kurz

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Apocynum floristratum Noronha

Echites caudatus L.

Nerium caudatum (L.) Lam.

Nerium scandens Lour.

Strophanthus cumingii A.DC.

Strophanthus dichotomus DC.

Strophanthus erectus Merr.

Strophanthus giganteus Pierre

Strophanthus griffithii Wight

Strophanthus horsfieldianus Miq.

Strophanthus letei Merr.

Strophanthus longicaudatus Wight

Strophanthus macrophyllus (Franch.) Pierre

Strophanthus pierrei F.Heim

Strophanthus scandens Reinw. & Schult.

Strophanthus terminalis Blume

Common Name:

Strophanthus caudatus
Flowering stem
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Strophanthus caudatus Strophanthus caudatus

General Information

Strophanthus caudatus is a shrub growing from 1 - 3 metres tall, often adopting a more climbing habit with stems up to 12 metres long. The stems can be up to 15cm in diameter[
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.
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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.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
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.
].

Known Hazards

The latex or bark is traditionally used as an ingredient of arrow poison[
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.
]. In Vietnam it is known as a fish poison as well[
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.
].

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 - southern China, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.

Habitat

Primary or secondary forest, often in forest margins at elevations from sea level to around 900 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The seeds are locally used as a heart stimulant[
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

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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