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Aeschynanthus radicans Jack

Aeschynanthus radicans Jack

Family

Gesneriaceae

Synonyms

Trichosporum radicans (Jack) Nees

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Akar berenas, akar setebal, akar kechubong ayer (Peninsular).

Geographical Distributions

It can be found in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.

Description

This is a creeping herb, which can grow up to 150 cm long.

The leaves are broadly egg-shaped to ovate-lance-shaped, obtuse to subacute.

The petal is much longer than its sepal, about 4.5-7.5 cm long and bright red.

The seeds are with 1 hair at each end.

Ecology / Cultivation

A. radicans grows in forests on trees and rocks up to 1750 m altitude, and is common in many regions.

Line Drawing / Photograph

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References

  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.