Fissistigma kingii (Boerl.) Burkill

Fissistigma kingii (Boerl.) Burkill




Melodorum kingii Boerl.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Pokok achar, akar larak merah (Peninsular).

Geographical Distributions

Fissistigma kingii is distributed in peninsular Malaysia, Bangka and Borneo.


F. kingii is a large liana where its leaves are elliptical in shape, with a size measure 7-12 cm x 3.5-5.5 cm and dark chocolate-brown hairy with distinct tertiary venation below. The outer petals are measure 1.5-2 cm long.

The monocarp is spherical in shape, measure 2.5-3 cm in diametre, with measuring 3-3.5 cm long stalk and rough or slightly warty.

Ecology / Cultivation

F. kingii occurs in lowland forest, but is apparently uncommon.

Line Drawing / Photograph



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