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  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) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      15 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Peninsular Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Borneo
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      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 :
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Oval)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
  • 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.

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