Dolichandrone spathacea L f K Schum

Dolichandrone Spathacea

From Greek, dolichos long, andro male and spathe broad blade Synonymy Dolichandrone rheediii Seem., Spathodea rheediii Spreng. Common names Thakutma Burmese vilpadri Ceylonese pokok kulo Malay . Uses In Indonesia, the leaves of Dolichandrone spathacea L. f. K. Schum. are used to treat thrush. In the Philippines, Dolichandrone spathacea L. f. K. Schum. is used to treat nervous diseases and flatulence. The pharmacological potentials of this interesting plant remain unexplored. Physical...

Parameria laevigata Juss Moldenke

Physical description It is a large rainforest climber which grows to a length of 3 m long. The plant is found in a geographical zone spanning from India to Indonesia. The stems are smooth, slender and pubescent at the apex. Leaves simple, decussate and without stipules. The petiole is 2 mm-4 mm long and thin.The blade is lanceolate and 6.4 cm x 2.4 cm-2.7 cm x 1 cm. The apex is acuminate in a 1 cm long tail. The midrib is sunken below, and flat or raised above. The margin is slightly wavy and...

Peristrophe roxburghiana Schult Bremek

From Greek, peri around and strephein to turn and After William Roxburgh, 18th century Scottish botanist Synonymy Peristrophe tinctoria Nees, Peritrophe bivalvis Merr. Common names Malapudak (Malay) noja (Javanese). Uses In Malaysia, the pounded leaves of Peristrophe roxburghiana (Schult.) Bremek are used to soothe swollen parts, painful sprain and to treat skin diseases. The plant is used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis, hepatitis and to stop haemoptysis. The therapeutic potential of...