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Sendera-clandi (Xenostegia tridentata, Convolvulaceae): A medicinal creeper

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Title: Sendera-clandi (Xenostegia tridentata, Convolvulaceae): A medicinal creeper
Authors: Austin, Daniel Frank
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Austin, D. 2014. Sendera-clandi (Xenostegia tridentata, Convolvulaceae): A medicinal creeper. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 12: 434-454.
Abstract: In 1692 Rheede reported vines in India by the Malayalam name sendera-clandi. Soon afterward, the medicinal species was in London, imported from India and West Africa. Subsequent exploration of Africa and Asia revealed that these diminutive creepers were widespread and that they were considered medicinal throughout the Old World tropics. Now known scientifically as Xenostegia tridentata, people have long recognized two distinct morphotypes, one African and one Asian. Recent research confirms that these two represent subspecies of X. tridentata whose ranges overlap in southern India and Sri Lanka. Historical data indicate that the overlap was caused, or at least enhanced, by traders moving between Asia and Africa.
Pages/Duration: 22 pages
ISSN: 1547-3465
Appears in Collections:2014 - Volume 12 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications

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