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Rangoon Creeper

Quisqualis indica

Description:

Quisqualis indica also known as the Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon Creeper, and Combretum indicum is a vine with red flower clusters and is found in Asia. It is found in many other parts of the world either as a cultivated ornamental or run wild. The genus translates into Latin for What is that?. The plant is mainly used for traditional medicine. Decoctions of the root, seed or fruit can be used as antihelmintic to expel parasitic worms or for alleviating diarrhea. Fruit decoction can also be used for gargling. The fruits are also used to combat nephritis. Leaves can be used to relieve pain caused by fever. The roots are used to treat rheumatism. Source: Wikipedia

Habitat:

Rangoon Creeper is found in thickets or secondary forests of the Philippines, India and Malaysia. It has since been cultivated and naturalized in tropical areas.

Notes:

Madhu Malti or Madhumalti (in Hindi) and Radha Manoharam (in Telugu)

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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks Arun, and it smells heavenly also, especially on these warm evenings!

Arun
Arun 7 years ago

Awesome ... Eye Treat ..

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

the Rangoon Creeper is in full bloom...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 12.23, Long: 79.07

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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