Rennellia speciosa (Wallich ex Kurz) Hook.f.

Rennellia speciosa (Wallich ex Kurz) Hook.f.




Morinda speciosa Wallich ex Kurz.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Mengkudu rimba, semburan angin, meroyan kemput.

Geographical Distributions

This plant can be found in Peninsular Burma (Myanmar), peninsular Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.


R. speciosa is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 7 m tall.

The leaves are usually obovate or elliptical with a size of 8.5-22 cm x 2.5-5.5 cm. The petiole is 0.5-3 cm long.

Inflorescence is panicle-like or umbel-like, capitula is 3-7 mm long peduncled. The sepal tube is about 0.5 mm long while the petal tube is 1.5-2.5 cm long.

Fruit is 1-2 cm in diametre.

Ecology / Cultivation

R. speciosa occurs in rain forest up to 800 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph



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