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Marsdenia roylei is a Climber
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
E. Asia - Himalayas.
Climbing on shrubs at altitudes of 900 - 2400 metres from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it could possibly succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country. The plant is likely to require a very warm, sheltered position that gives some protection from winter cold[
The juice of the stem is used in the treatment of gastric troubles and peptic ulcers[
A silky-white strong fibre is obtained from the stems. It is used for making ropes etc[
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in the greenhouse. Plant them out in early summer and give hem some protection from winter cold for at least their first winter outdoors[