Cyclea laxiflora

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Cyclea laxiflora


Slender climber up to c. 15 m. Leaves with pubescent, usually hispid, petioles (1.3-)4-6.2 cm, inserted 8-22 mm above the basal margin;


Anambas Is present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Banka present, Extreme Lower Thailand present, Pattani present, Siantan present
Extreme Lower Thailand (Pattani); in Malesia: Sumatra (incl. Banka), Malay Peninsula (common) and Anambas Is. (Siantan).


According to BURKILL a decoction made from the roots is used medicinally for fever, piles, following childbirth and as a vermifuge for children.


Although DIELS described the inflorescences as cauliflorous, the male inflorescences are clearly axillary, as can be seen even in some of the specimens he cited. In a few examples, the leaf sub-tending the inflorescence has fallen.


Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 114
BURK. 1935 – In: Dict.: 722
FORMAN 1960 – In: Kew Bull.: 75
BURK. & HEND. 1925 – In: Gard. Bull. S. S.: 344
MIERS 1871 – In: Contr. Bot.: 241
Ridl. 1900: 43,. – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 'var. arnotti MIERS'.
HEND. 1951: p. 415. – In: Mal. Nat. J.: t. 375
BURK. & HANIFF 1930 – In: Gard. Bull. S. S.: 171
Diels 1910 – In: Pfl. R.: 317