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Leucosyke capitellata Wedd. (unresolved name

Last updated: 30 Jun 2016

Scientific Name

Leucosyke capitellata Wedd. (unresolved name) [1]


No documentation.

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Teh kampung (Sarawak); kuliat-mato (Sabah) [2]
Indonesia Ki beunteur (Sundanese); jurang gunung (Javanese); kayu te pa’ei (Kalimantan) [2]
Philippines Alagasi, lagasi (Bisaya, Tagalog); hanlagasi (Tagalog) [2].

Geographical Distributions

Leucosyke capitellata occurs in Java, Borneo, the Philippines, Sulawesi, the Moluccas and New Guinea. [2]

L. capitellata occurs in forest, often-secondary forest, but also in thickets, up to 2400 m altitude, and is common in many regions. [2]

Botanical Description

L. capitellata is a member of the Urticaceae family. It is a dioecious shrub or small tree that can reach up to 8 m tall. [2]

The leaves are arranged spirally with the upper ones is often distichous, simple, elliptical-oblong, 8-17.5 cm x 3-6.5 cm, acute to obtuse at base, acuminate at apex, finely serrate, white tomentose below, 3-veined from the base and with 1-4 pairs of secondary veins. The petiole is 1-3 cm long. The stipules connate into an axillary scale, which is up to 2.5 cm long and caducous. [2]

The inflorescence is a pseudo-axillary, peduncled, spherical head is 0.5-1 cm in diametre with 2 heads often close together. The flowers are unisexual, regular and small. The male flowers are with 5-parted perianth, 5 stamens and rudimentary pistil while the female flowers are with cup-shaped, 4-5-dentate perianth and obliquely ovoid, superior, 1-celled ovary, sessile stigma and capitate. [2]

The fruit is 1-seeded with fleshy pericarp and thinly crustaceous while the endocarp is white. [2]


No documentation.

Chemical Constituent

No documentation.

Plant Part Used

No documentation.

Traditional Use

No documentation.

Preclinical Data

No documentation.

Clinical Data

No documentation.


No documentation.

Poisonous Management

No documentation.

Line drawing



Figure 1: The line drawing of L. capitellata. [1]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Leucosyke capitellata Wedd. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 26; cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 2003.


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