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Useful Tropical Plants

Wendlandia heynei

(Schult.) Santapau & Merchant

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Rondeletia cinerea Wall.

Rondeletia exserta Roxb.

Rondeletia heynei Schult.

Rondeletia orissensis Roth

Rondeletia thyrsiflora Roth

Wendlandia cinerea DC.

Wendlandia exserta (Roxb.) DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Wendlandia heynei is a deciduous to evergreen shrub or a small tree
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. It is sometimes planted for stabilizing the soil and is also sometimes grown as an ornamental, valued for its yellowish, fragrant flowers[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - central and northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh

Habitat

Along trails and on landslides; at elevations from 140 - 1,500 metres[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Ornamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally succeed in a sunny position and also in partial shade. They grpw best in a fertile, humus-rich soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
The plant can be gregarious in dense patches, to the exclusion of other trees[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are antispasmodic, blood purifier, emmenagogue, febrifuge and vulnerary. A decoction of the leaves and fruit are useful for treating amenorrhea[
1713
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Useful Trees of District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Publication
Biologia (Pakistan) 2014, 60 (1), 63-71
Author
Muhammad Ajaib & Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2313-206X
Description
 
,
1739
Title
Wendlandia exserta: a pertinent source of antioxidant and antimicrobial agent
Publication
Turk J Biochem, March 2018; aop
Author
Tayyaba Shahzadi et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/tjb-2017-0253
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
]
The powdered leaves are applied topicallt to help heal wounds and to treat skin diseases such as eczema and scabies[
1713
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Useful Trees of District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Publication
Biologia (Pakistan) 2014, 60 (1), 63-71
Author
Muhammad Ajaib & Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2313-206X
Description
 
,
1739
Title
Wendlandia exserta: a pertinent source of antioxidant and antimicrobial agent
Publication
Turk J Biochem, March 2018; aop
Author
Tayyaba Shahzadi et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/tjb-2017-0253
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

The flowers are used in the treatment of joint infections[
1739
Title
Wendlandia exserta: a pertinent source of antioxidant and antimicrobial agent
Publication
Turk J Biochem, March 2018; aop
Author
Tayyaba Shahzadi et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/tjb-2017-0253
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Extracts of the plant have demonstrated goo antimicrobial and antioxidant activity[
1739
Title
Wendlandia exserta: a pertinent source of antioxidant and antimicrobial agent
Publication
Turk J Biochem, March 2018; aop
Author
Tayyaba Shahzadi et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/tjb-2017-0253
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Agroforestry Uses:

Occurring naturally on sites of landslides, the plant is considered excellent for binding the soil and preventing erosion[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used for thatching[
1713
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Useful Trees of District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Publication
Biologia (Pakistan) 2014, 60 (1), 63-71
Author
Muhammad Ajaib & Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2313-206X
Description
 
].

The reddish-brown wood is close-grained, extremely hard, strong. It is very durable and resistant to the attacks of white ants. Although small, it is used in construction and also to make handles for household and agricultural implements[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
,
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
,
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
1739
Title
Wendlandia exserta: a pertinent source of antioxidant and antimicrobial agent
Publication
Turk J Biochem, March 2018; aop
Author
Tayyaba Shahzadi et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.1515/tjb-2017-0253
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The wood is used for fuel[
1713
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Useful Trees of District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Publication
Biologia (Pakistan) 2014, 60 (1), 63-71
Author
Muhammad Ajaib & Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
2313-206X
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings of half-ripe wood
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