Strychnos minor is a climbing shrub producing stems up yo 12 metres long and 7cm in diameter. The plant can climb into the surrounding vegetation, where it attaches itself by means of tendrils[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use
A decoction of the wood, bark and roots is used as arrow poison[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines to New Guinea, northern Australia, Solomon Islands.
Primary and secondary forest, in New Guinea also in Araucaria forest; at elevations up to 1,850 metres[
]. Gallery forest and lowland rain forest, at elevations up to 400 metres in Australia[
The wood, bark and roots are used medicinally; a decoction is prescribed in the Philippines as an emmenagogue and to treat throat complaints[
The stems are used for their carminative, antipyretic and stomachic activity[
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