Reference

Amalraj T, etal. (1998) J Ethnopharmacol 62(3): 247-250.

Warning: Caution must be taken as the toxic effects of this plant are unknown. Phyllagathis rotundifolia (Jack.) Bl.

[From Greek, phylla = leaf, agathis = a ball of thread and from Latin, rotundus = circular]

Uses: In Malaysia, Phyllagathis rotun-difolia (Jack.) Bl. is used to invigorate health after childbirth, assuage stomachache, and treat malaria and fever. The pharmacological potential of Phyllagathis rotundifolia (Jack.) Bl. and of the plants classified within the genus Phyllagathis remains unexplored til today.

Fig. 172. Phyllagathis rotundifolia (Jack.) Bl.

spiral and without stipules.The blade is elliptic-circular, 6.9 cm x 5cm-6.7cm x 6.5 cm, characteristically darkish blue, somewhat fluorescent glossy on the surface, glaucous and velvety on the underneath. The base of the blade is cordate. The midrib and 6 parallel nerves are raised below and sunken above, and the tertiary nerves are raised below.The inflorescences are terminal racemes of about 1.5 cm long. The fruits are capsular, 4-angled, open at the apex and are 4 mm x 5 mm (Fig. 172).

Warning: Caution must be taken as the toxic effects of this plant are unknown.

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