Limacia scandens Lour

Last updated: 30 Jun 2016

Scientific Name

Limacia scandens Lour. (unresolved name) [1]


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia Akar minyak, akar kuning, akar kunyit-kunyit (Peninsular) [2]
Vietnam M[eef] g[af], m[oof]ng g[af] [2].

Geographical Distributions

Limacia scandens occurs in Southern Burma (Myanmar), southern Indo-China, southern Thailand, western Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, western Borneo and the Philippines; perhaps also Java. [2]

L. scandens can be found in secondary lowland forest and regrowth, sometimes also in primary swamp forest. [2]

Botanical Description

L. scandens  is a member of the Menispermaceae family. It is a liana where its branchlets, petioles and inflorescences are yellowish to golden-brown and covered with short soft hairs. [2]

The leaves are elliptical to ovate-elliptical or obovate-elliptical, 7-17 cm x 3-8 cm. The petiole is 1-3 cm long. [2]

The inflorescence is a peduncled congested cyme, which is less than 3 cm long. [2]

The drupes are obliquely obovoid and 20-25 mm long. [2]


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Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of L. scandens [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Limacia scandens Lour. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 2003.