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  Freycinetia angustifolia Blume
  Family Name : Pandanaceae

  Common Names : Akar ular

 
Akar ular
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Java, and Borneo
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a tree-climbing shrub with a very slender stem.
      Foliage: Its leaves have leaf blades that are linear and 22.5–25 by 0.3 cm.
      Flowers: Flowers Its male inflorescence has 4 bracts (modified leaf) that are egg-shaped to egg-shaped-lance-shaped and 1.3–2.5 cm by 1.3 cm. Its female spikes (unbranched flowers) are 3–4-flowered, cylindric, and 1.3 cm long. The flowers are fragrant.
      Associated Fauna :
      Its flowers are mammal-pollinated.
      Etymology :
      Latin Freycinetia, commemorating Admiral Freycinet (1779–1842), French circumnavigator; Latin angustifolia, narrow-leaved, referring to the species’ leaf blades
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Fragrant
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • References
    • Ridley, H. N.. 1925. The Flora of the Malay Peninsula. Volume 5. : L. Reeve & Co., Ltd, London. v + 469 pp

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