Amphineurion marginatum

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Amphineurion marginatum

Description

Shrub-like when young with arching stems, climber when possible. Leaves: Inflorescence lax, terminal and axillary, glabrous to sparsely puberulent, 4-20 cm long; Sepals 2-8 by 0.8-2.1 mm, 1.7-5.3 times as long as wide, puberulent to glabrous, oblong to narrowly ovate, apex acute or acuminate; Stamens inserted at 2.2-4 mm from corolla base which is 0.3-0.5 of corolla tube length; Ovaries 0.4-1.2 mm high, minutely puberulent to glabrous; Fruit linear, 16.5-74 cm by 4-10 mm, lenticellate, glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Seeds 4.7-13.6 by 0.6-2.3 mm;

Distribution

Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: Bangladesh (Bangladesh present); Borneo present; Cambodia (Cambodia present); India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Laos (Laos present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Burma present
India, Bangladesh, China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam; in Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Philippines, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas.

Uses

A decoction of the roots is said to be used internally to treat urinary problems, as a tonic against fevers, as a treatment for anaemia and loss of appetite, and as an aid to menstruation. The leaves are also said to be edible with a sweetish taste. The fibrous bark can be used for binding.

Citation

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C.E. Parkinson, Forest Fl. Andaman Isl. 1923: 207
D.J. Middleton - in Kew Bull. 1996: 469
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M. Gangop. & Chakr. - in J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 1992: 29
Wight - in Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 1841: t. 424
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Bakh.f. - in Blumea. 1950: 387
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Boerl. - in Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1899: 400
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. 1923: 334
Spire, Contr. Apocyn. 1905: 110
G. Watt - in Products of India. 1889: 129
Miq. - in Fl. Ned. Ind. 1857: 447
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 238
A.DC. - in Prodr. 1844: 478
M.F. Watson - in Fl. Bhutan. 1999: 680
Wight - in Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 1841: t. 425