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Pentaphragma begoniifolium (Roxb. ex Jack) Wallich ex G. Don

Pentaphragma begoniifolium (Roxb. ex Jack) Wallich ex G. Don

Family

Pentaphragmataceae

Synonyms

Phyteuma begoniifolium Roxb. ex Jack

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Pokok salang-suang (Peninsular).
Thailand Phak paa, huu mee (Peninsular).

Geographical Distributions

P. begoniifolium is restricted to southern Burma (Myanmar), peninsular Thailand and the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia.

Description

P. begoniifolium is a perennial, succulent herb that can reach up to 25 cm tall.

Leaves are arranged alternate, simple, conspicuously asymmetrical, obliquely ovate to obliquely lance-shaped or obliquely reniform, 10-30 cm x 6-13.5 cm, base is rounded to cordate on one side, strongly excised-concave on other side, apex is shortly acuminate, finely but sharply serrate and fleshy. The petiole is 2-4 cm long while stipules are absent.

Inflorescence is terminal or axillary, usually solitary, 4-5 cm long, at first dense and scorpioid, ultimately lax and almost straight. Flowers are bisexual, 5-merous and subtended by orbicular-obovate 5-9 mm long bracts. The sepal tube is 4-5 mm x 3 mm, sparsely pilose, unequal lobes which are ovate to orbicular, 2-2.5 mm long.  Petal is 3 mm long with short tube, spatulate-obovate lobes and slightly fleshy. The stamens are alternate with petal lobes. Ovary is inferior with 2-celled, short style and massive stigma.  

Fruit is an ellipsoid, 8-9 mm x 3-4 mm indehiscent berry and many-seeded.

Seeds are ovoid and minute. 

Ecology / Cultivation

P. begoniifolium occurs in lowland rain forest, often on rocks along streams, from sea-level up to 600 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph

BOT00148

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References

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

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