Tiliacora triandra

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Tiliacora triandra


Leaves with puberulous to glabrous, rugulose petioles 0.5-2 cm; Inflorescences axillary or cauliflorous, pubescent, 2-8 (-17) cm long bearing 1-few-flowered peduncled cymes c. 0.5 cm long.


Asia-Tropical: Assam (Assam present); Cambodia (Cambodia present); Laos (Laos present); Malaya present; Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Kedah present, Khasya present, Langkawi Is present, Penang present, S. Burma present, Trengganu present
S. Burma (once), Assam (Khasya), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam; in Malesia: Malaya (Kedah, Trengganu; also in Penang&Langkawi Is.), 4 coll.


Leafy shoots mixed with other plants are used in Cambodia for the preparation of a medicine for dysentery (MARTIN, 1971). Used for cordage in Vietnam. Widely used in Thailand as a flavouring in cooking.


Tiliacora triandra was recorded from Fraser Hill (BURKILL & HOLTTUM 8620) and Bukit Kutu (RIDLEY s.n.) in Malaya by BURKILL & HOLT-TUM (). These records were based, however, on misidentified specimens of Cyclea elegans KING in the Singapore Herbarium.


Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 110
King 1889 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng.: 382
HOOK. f. & TH. 1872 – In: Fl. Br. India: 100
GAGNEP. 1938: Suppl. Fl. Gén. I.-C.: 130
BURK. 1935: Dict.: 2161
KURZ 1877: Fl. Burma: 55
FORMAN 1975 – In: Kew Bull.: 92
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 80
MARTIN 1971: Introd. Ethnobot. Cambodge: 62
GAGNER 1908 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: 146
MIERS 1871 – In: Contr. Bot.: 112