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  Erycibe tomentosa Blume
  Family Name : Convolvulaceae

  Common Names : Akar Pelandok

Akar Pelandok
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Borneo, West Java, Madura, and Kangean Islands
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Common)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a woody climber up to 25 m long.
      Foliage: Its stalked leaves have leathery leaf blades that are drop-shaped-oblong and 5–18 by 2.5–8.5 cm, with pointed tips.
      Flowers: Its flowering clusters are up to 7 cm long and often located near the tips of branches. Each cluster bears 3–25 fragrant flowers. Its sepals are clothed with brown star-shaped hair.
      Fruits: Its fruits are ellipsoid to egg-shaped and about 12 by 7 mm. They ripen from orange or red to black when mature.
      Habitat :
      It grows in scrub and lowland forest, up to 1200 m altitude.
      Associated Fauna :
      Host plant of Lassipa tiga siaka (Malayan Lascar)
      Etymology :
      Latin Erycibe, climbing, referring to the plant’s climbing habit; Latin tomentosa, covered with hair, probably referring to the hairy young branches and leaves that soon become hairless
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Fruits, Fragrant
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Trellis / Arbour / Pergola
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Caterpillar Food Plant (Leaves)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • References
    • Van Ooststroom, S..J.. 1953. Convolvulaceae. Flora Malesiana, Series I. 4: 388 - 512

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