Cycas rumphii Miq.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 2

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Cycas rumphii Miq.
status

 

Cycas rumphii Miq. 

Names.

Myanmar: mondaing. English: cycad.

Range.

Northern Australia and Malay Archipelago. In Myanmar, found in Taninthayi and Yangon.

Conservation status.

Near Threatened [NT] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Male bracts: Used as aphrodisiac, narcotic, and stimulant. Fruit or Seed:

Applied to ulcers, wounds (including malignant and varicose), skin lesions, and used for various skin diseases.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of the species in Indo-China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Admiralty Island, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands are discussed in Perry (1980). The application may be the poisonous juice of the fruit, the raw seed grated or macerated, or roasted, powdered and mixed with coconut oil ( Perry 1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Cycadopsida

Order

Cycadales

Family

Cycadaceae

Genus

Cycas