Thottea muluensis

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Thottea muluensis


Erect shrub, c. 1 m high. Leaves chartaceous, elliptic, lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 15-29 by 5-12 cm; Inflorescences at the basal part of the stem or near the ground, usually in the axils of bracts, single or sparsely branched near the base, racemiform, 12-14 cm long, puberulous; Stamens in 2 whorls: Capsules unknown.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present), Gunong Mulu Nat. Park present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park).


Said to be used for birth control by Punan people.


Allied to T. dependens which has, however, the undersurface of the leaf covered by papillae forming rings or loops and a glabrous perianth. See also note under T. penitilobata.