Fissistigma manubriatum (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr.

Fissistigma manubriatum (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr.




Melodorum manubriatum Hook.f. & Thomson.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Akar kenchong, akar jangkang, akar sembelit (Peninsular).

Geographical Distributions

Fissistigma manubriatum is distributed in peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Bangka and Borneo.


F. manubriatum is a large liana that can reach up to measure 30 m long.

The leaves are oblong-lance-shaped, with a size measure 5-13.5 cm x 2-4.5 cm that are thickly and shiningly appressed hairy with indistinct tertiary venation below.

The outer petals are measure 2-2.3 cm long. They are reddish when young and greyish when older.

The monocarp is an ovoid-spherical in shape, measuring 2.5-3 cm long and with measure about 1.5-7.5 cm long stalk.

Ecology / Cultivation

F. manubriatum occurs in lowland forest, and is locally common, e.g. in Peninsular Malaysia.

Line Drawing / Photograph



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