Beilschmiedia tonkinensis (Lecomte) Ridl.

Last updated: 15 April 2015

Scientific Name

Beilschmiedia tonkinensis (Lecomte) Ridl.


Hufelandia tovariensis Klotzsch & H.Karst. ex Meisn. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Perapoh (Peninsular) [2]; medang salah, medang tandok, medang air, medang punggok,tampu rengat, rambutan pacat [3]
Vietnam ch[aws]p b[aws]c b[ooj] [2].

Geographical Distributions

Beilschmiedia tonkinensis can be found in Indo-China and Peninsular Malaysia. This plant is a coastal species occasionally found inland. [2]

Botanical Description

B. tonkinensis is a member of the family Lauraceae [1]. It is a small tree can grow measuring up to 15 m tall while its bole is measures up to 40 cm in diametre [2].

The leaves are arranged alternate to opposite, elliptical to oblong, measuring 7-18 cm x 3-6 cm, wedge-shaped base, obtuse apex and hairless. The midrib is raised above while the tertiary venation distinct on both sides. The petiole is measuring 1-2.5 cm long. [2]

The flowers are hairy. [2]

The fruit is oblong and it’s measures about 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm. [2]


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Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Figure 1: The line drawing of B. tonkinensis (Lecomte) Ridl.[2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Beilschmiedia tonkinensis (Lecomte) Ridl.[homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 Apr 15]. 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. Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute for Medical research. Compendium of Medicinal Plants Used in Malaysia. Volume 1. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC-IMR; 2002. p.107.