Ancylocladus coriaceus (Wall.) Kuntze
Ancylocladus firmus (Blume) Kuntze
Ancylocladus minutiflorus Pierre
Ancylocladus nodosus Pierre
Ancylocladus vriesianus Pierre
Tabernaemontana macrocarpa Korth. ex Blume
Willughbeia burbidgei Dyer
Willughbeia firma Blume
Willughbeia minutiflora (Pierre) K.Schum
Willughbeia nodosa (Pierre) K.Schum
Willughbeia vrieseana (Pierre) K.Schum
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed
Photograph by: Franz Eugen Köhler
Willughbeia coriacea is a large, climbing shrub. The woody shoots attach themselves to other plants for support by means of hooked, leafless branchlets[
- A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
- Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
- Dulau and Co; London.
- Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
A latex obtained from the plant is of good quality. The plant was at one time cultivated for this latex, which was used to produce rubber, but with the growing popularity of the Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and the advent of synthetic rubber, the use of this plant dwindled away. The plant also has medicinal uses and a locally consumed edible fruit[
Southeast Asia - Peninsula Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
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The latex is used medicinally[
A latex obtained from the plant makes a good quality rubber[
- Dictionary of Economic Plants.
- Uphof. J. C. Th.
- An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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