Anaxagorea javanica Blume

Last updated: 06 April 2015

Scientific Name

Anaxagorea javanica Blume


Fissistigma fuscum (Craib) R.E.Fr., Melodorum fuscum Craib, Mitrephora crassipetala Ridl. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Kekapur, sekobang kechil, pali monyet (Peninsular)[2]; bunga pompun [3][4]
English Twin seed [3]
India Girmo[4]
Thailand Champuun (Bangkok, Peninsular) [2][4].

Geographical Distributions

Anaxagorea javanica is distributed in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, western Java and Borneo; possibly also the southern Philippines. It is occurs in lowland forest, primary as well as secondary, up to 500(—1100) m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

A. javanica comes from the family of Annonaceae. This is a shrub or small tree that can reach measures up to 8(-15) m tall. [2]

The leaves are oblong to obovate and with a size of measuring 10-22(-29) cm x 3-12 cm. [2]

The flowers are with outer petals which mostly more than 10 mm long while the inner stamens are staminodial and with 7 carpels or more. [2]

The monocarps are with beak that measures up to 1 mm long. [2]


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Chemical Constituent

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: Line drawing of A. javanica Blume. [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Anaxagorea javanica Blume [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 Apr 6]. Available from:
  2. Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12 (3): Medicinal and Poisonous Plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publication; 2003.
  3. Umberto Q. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2012. p. 131.
  4. Umberto Q. CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2012. p. 275.