Adenia cordifolia (Blume) Engl.

Adenia cordifolia (Blume) Engl.

Family

Passifloraceae

Synonyms

Adenia obtusa (Blume) Engl., Adenia populifolia auct. non (Blume) Engl.

Vernacular Names


Malaysia Akar kail, akar kelipunang (Peninsular).
Indonesia Areuy babaling-bingan, areuy calingcing (Sundanese), laying-layang (Kedayan).

Geographical Distributions

Its distribution is throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Western Java, Borneo and the Philippines (Palawan).

Description

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.

Ecology / Cultivation

A. cordifolia occurs both in scrub and forest vegetation, also in peat swamp forest, up to 1200 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph

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References

  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. 2003, Backhuys, Leiden.