Anaxagorea javanica Blume

Anaxagorea javanica Blume




A. scortechinii King.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Kekapur, sekobang kechil, pali monyet (Peninsular).
Thailand Champuun (Bangkok, Peninsular).

Geographical Distributions

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, western Java and Borneo; possibly also the southern Philippines.


This is a shrub or small tree that can reach measures up to 8(-15) m tall.

The leaves are oblong to obovate and with a size of measuring 10-22(-29) cm x 3-12 cm.

The flowers are with outer petals which mostly more than 10 mm long while the inner stamens are staminodial and with 7 carpels or more.

The monocarps are with beak that measures up to 1 mm long.

Ecology / Cultivation

A. javanica occurs in lowland forest, primary as well as secondary, up to 500(—1100) m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph



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