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Uncaria callophylla Blume ex Korth.

Uncaria callophylla Blume ex Korth.




Uncaria jasminiflora Hook.f.

Vernacular Names


Geographical Distributions

Uncaria callophylla is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo.


Uncaria callophylla is a woody forest climber with slender 4-angled branches, differing from Uncaria gambir especially in the leathery leaves, which domatia hairy is lacking, and smaller heads. The product is inferior to 'true' gambier.

Ecology / Cultivation

Uncaria callophylla can be cultivated in areas with high rainfall throughout the year. Usually it grows well at altitudes of 0-200m but cultivation up to 1000m is possible.

Line Drawing / Photograph



  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.3: Dye and Tannin-Producing Plants.

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