Adenia cordifolia (Blume) Engl.
Adenia obtusa (Blume) Engl., Adenia populifolia auct. non (Blume) Engl.
|Malaysia||Akar kail, akar kelipunang (Peninsular).|
|Indonesia||Areuy babaling-bingan, areuy calingcing (Sundanese), laying-layang (Kedayan).|
Its distribution is throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Western Java, Borneo and the Philippines (Palawan).
This is a liana species, which can reach up to 20 m long.
The leaves are entire, rounded to deeply heart-shaped but not peltate at the base. The leaf is with 2 glands on deeply hollowed auricles at the apex of the petiole while the auricles are separated from the leaf blade.
The flowers are tubiform-urn-shaped and connate sepals with erect lobes while the corona is absent.
Fruit is ellipsoid-oblong to spindle-shaped.
Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. 2003, Backhuys, Leiden.