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Useful Tropical Plants

Strychnos bredemeyeri

(Schult.) Sprague & Sandwith

Loganiaceae

+ Synonyms

Lasiostoma bredemeyeri Schult.

Rouhamon bredemeyeri (Schult.) A.DC.

Rouhamon pedunculatum A.DC.

Strychnos darienensis Seem.

Strychnos macroura Gilg ex J.F.Macb.r.

Strychnos pedunculata (A.DC.) Benth.

Strychnos schomburgkiana Klotzsch ex R.H.Schomb.

Strychnos trinitensis Griseb.

Strychnos ulei Gilg ex Ule

Common Name:

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General Information

Strychnos bredemeyeri is a climbing shrub, supporting itself in other plnts by means of tendrils.
Although poisonous, the plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

The plant contains alkaloids that have a curare-like action. Curare causes death by asphyxiation due to the loss of control of muscles essential in respiration[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].
The bark is used for making arrow poison[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana; Caribbean - Trinidad.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Although toxic, a decoction of the bark is used to treat fever[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
]. (It is likely to be used as a wash[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Strychnos+bredemeyeri>

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