Kopsia fruticosa (Roxb.) A.DC.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 13

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

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scientific name

Kopsia fruticosa (Roxb.) A.DC.
status

 

Kopsia fruticosa (Roxb.) A.DC. 

Names.

Myanmar: kalabin, mai-lang, thinbaw-zalut, zalut-ni, zalut-panyaung. English: shrub-vinca.

Range.

Malay Peninsula. Native to Myanmar; now widely cultivated. Cultivated in Myannmar.

Uses.

Root: Pounded root employed as poultice. Nordal (1963) lists species as having medicinal value, but exact uses not given.

Notes.

. The species is used medicinally for sores and syphilis; also cholinergic (chemical found in plant shown to be effective for this). Kopsia fruticosa  contains latex used in arrow poison ( Duke 2009).

A very poisonous alkaloid is found in the bark, leaves, and seeds. The alkaloid kopsine has been isolated from the leaves of plants of this species growing in India. Other alkaloids are also present ( Perry 1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Kopsia