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Useful Tropical Plants

Strychnos minor

Dennst.

Loganiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Strychnos minor
Fruits
Photograph by: Unknown
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

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[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use

Known Hazards

A decoction of the wood, bark and roots is used as arrow poison[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines to New Guinea, northern Australia, Solomon Islands.

Habitat

Primary and secondary forest, in New Guinea also in Araucaria forest; at elevations up to 1,850 metres[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The wood, bark and roots are used medicinally; a decoction is prescribed in the Philippines as an emmenagogue and to treat throat complaints[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The stems are used for their carminative, antipyretic and stomachic activity[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-20. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Strychnos%20minor>

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