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Phyllagathis rotundifolia (Jack) Blume


Phyllagathis rotundifolia (Jack) Blume





Vernacular Names

Malaysia Akar serau malam, bawal hutan, seri bulan (Peninsular).

Geographical Distributions

Phyllagathis rotundifolia is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.


Phyllagathis rotundifolia is a perennial herb with short creeping stem. The leaves are suborbicular to obovate-cordate, 7.5-15 cm x 6-11 cm, shining dark green above and reddish below. The petiole is 5-10 cm long.

The inflorescence is head-like, compact, shortly stalked and surrounded by 4 large cordate or kidney-shaped involucral bracts.

Ecology / Cultivation

Phyllagathis rotundifolia is common in lowland forest.

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