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Uncaria callophylla Blume ex Korth.

Uncaria callophylla Blume ex Korth.

Family

Rubiaceae

Synonyms

Uncaria jasminiflora Hook.f.

Vernacular Names

None

Geographical Distributions

Uncaria callophylla is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo.

Description

Uncaria callophylla is a woody forest climber with slender 4-angled branches, differing from Uncaria gambir especially in the leathery leaves, which domatia hairy is lacking, and smaller heads. The product is inferior to 'true' gambier.

Ecology / Cultivation

Uncaria callophylla can be cultivated in areas with high rainfall throughout the year. Usually it grows well at altitudes of 0-200m but cultivation up to 1000m is possible.

Line Drawing / Photograph

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References

  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.3: Dye and Tannin-Producing Plants.