Polyalthia bullata King

Polyalthia bullata King





Vernacular Names

Malaysia Pokok peleh angin, tongkat ali (Peninsular).
Thailand Lang kong (Trang).

Geographical Distributions

Polyalthia bullata is found in Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.


Polyalthia bullata is a shrub, up to 3 m tall. Its young twigs are covered with golden hairs. The leaves are lance-shaped or oblong-lance-shaped with a size of 28-37 cm x 3-12 cm, deeply cordate and auricle at base. The leaves are papery or thinly leathery and bullate. The petiole is 3-5 mm long and stout.

The flowers are solitary or 2-3 together opposite the leaves and linear petals, which are about 2.5 cm long. The monocarps are spherical, about 1 cm in diametre while the stalk is about 0.5 cm long and 2-seeded.

Ecology / Cultivation

Polyalthia bullata occurs in lowland forest.

Line Drawing / Photograph



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