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Marsdenia tenacissima - (Roxb.)Moon.

Common Name Rajmahal Hemp
Family Asclepiadaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hedges, waste places and amongst shrubs[146].
Range E. Asia - China, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Marsdenia tenacissima Rajmahal Hemp


Marsdenia tenacissima Rajmahal Hemp

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Marsdenia tenacissima is a CLIMBER growing to 10 m (32ft 10in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Fibre  Latex  Wood

A very strong fibre can be obtained from the bark of young shoots. It is used for making rope[14, 158]. The stems yield very strong fibers, reputedly among the strongest produced by any plant, that are used for making cords and strings[266]. A latex (the coagulated milky sap) is obtained from the stem. It can be used like India-rubber[158]. Wood - moderately hard[146].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Thrives on poor land[146].

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Propagation

Seed -

Other Names

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Rajmahal Hemp

Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Marsdenia roylei Climber0.0 -  LMHSNM01 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Roxb.)Moon.

Botanical References

146266

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