Rajmahal Hemp (Marsdenia tenacissima)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Rajmahal Hemp
Marsdenia tenacissima
Asclepiadaceae

A very strong fibre can be obtained from the bark of young shoots. It is used for making rope[14, 158]. The stems yield very strong fibers, reputedly among the strongest produced by any plant, that are used for making cords and strings[266].

A latex (the coagulated milky sap) is obtained from the stem. It can be used like India-rubber[158].

Wood – moderately hard[146].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed –
Thrives on poor land[146].
E. Asia – Himalayas.

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