centerlogotitle
|
|
 
 
Keyword Search Tips |  Advanced Search
Display Options
Show
Results per Page
Sort By
What's New
Popular View
Adenia macrophylla var. singaporiana
Plant & Animal Corner
  • Malayan Horned Frog
  • Gardenia cf. nitida
  • Eight-Spotted Crab Spider
  • Aechmea tayoensis
Please Choose a Category:
Popular Keywords
HibiscusheliconiaBougainvillea ixoraficusPhilodendronsamanea samanManiltoaCalatheapalm
round_tl round_tr
frame Visitors Counter
frame 512084
round_bl round_br
 
  Leuconotis griffithii Hook.f.
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Common Names : Akar Gerip Putih, Akar Getah Sundik

 
Akar Gerip Putih,Akar Getah Sundik
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Irregular
      Maximum Height :
      15 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Peninsular Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Borneo
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Vulnerable (VU))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a woody climber up to 15 m long.
      Foliage: Its opposite leaves have leathery leaf blades that are oval and 4.5–19 by 2.3–8.6 cm. The leaf stalks are slightly swollen at the base of the leaf blades.
      Flowers: Its orange-yellow flowers are found on short flowering clusters from the leaf axils.
      Fruits: Its smooth fruits are oval to pear-shaped and 3–4.6 by 2.4–3 cm. They usually contain two seeds that are up to 1.2 by 0.9 cm.
      Habitat :
      It usually grows in evergreen forests at lower altitude. It occurs locally in Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Mandai forest.
      Associated Fauna :
      Its flowers are insect-pollinated. Its fruits are probably dispersed by mammals.
      Cultivation :
      It can be propagated by seeds.
      Etymology :
      Greek leukos, white; Greek notis, sap, with white sap; Latin griffithii, commemorating William Griffith (1810–1845), a British botanist and surgeon
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: The white sap yields rubber of fair quality.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      It is suitable for growing over trellises and pergolas in parks and gardens.
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Trellis / Arbour / Pergola
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Leathery
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Oval)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Green - Light Green
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

   Last updated on:

  Download Image  Print Page




Public Comment     





Total page hits: 0
 
© 2013 National Parks Board, Singapore. Supported client browser: IE6+, Firefox 1.05+, Chrome 12+, Opera 7.52+, Netscape 7.1+