Holarrhena curtisii

Primary tabs

Holarrhena curtisii

Description

Shrub to 2.5 m. Branchlets densely to sparsely pubescent. Leaves: Inflorescence a terminal cyme, rarely appearing axillary, 3-12.5 cm long, lax, pubescent. Sepals linear, 2.5-7.5 by 0.8-1.2 mm, 3-7.5 times as long as wide, pubescent outside and inside, colleters few or absent near the base. Stamens inserted at 1.6-2.4 mm from corolla base; Ovaries 0.7-1.1 mm long; Fruit erect, at least when young, 7-30 cm by 1.5-5 mm. Seeds pubescent, 8.2-15 by 1.8-2.5 mm, coma 32-66 mm long.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present)
Thailand, LaosCambodia, Vietnam; in Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia.

Uses

The bark and roots are used to treat dysentery.

Citation

de Kruif - in Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool Wageningen. 1981: 6
Kerr - in Craib, Fl. Siam. 2. 1939: 450
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1171
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1172
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 349
Kerr - in Craib, Fl. Siam. 2. 1939: 450
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 73
M.R. Hend. - in Malay. Wild Fls. 1959: 281
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 349
King & Gamble - in PROSEA. 1999: 298
Lý - in Feddes Repert. 1986: 617
Corner - in Wayside Trees Malaya, ed. 2. 1952: 145
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1997: 126
Lý - in Feddes Repert. 1986: 617