Fissistigma fulgens (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr.

Last updated: 11 June 2015

Scientific Name

Fissistigma fulgens (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr.


Melodorum fulgens Hook.f. & Thomson., Magnolia ferruginea P.Parm. [2]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Akar larak, akar salah hutan, akar sengolok (Peninsular) [2], akar pisang-pisang, medang salah hutan [3]

Geographical Distributions

Fissistigma fulgens can be found from Southern Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines. It is often occurs in forest edges. [1]

Botanical Description

F. fulgens is a member of the family Annonaceae. It is a large liana. [2]

The leaves are oblong-lance-shaped with a size of 7.5-15 cm x 3-5 cm and with indistinct tertiary venation below. The outer orange petals are 1-1.5 cm long. This monocarp has a spherical to oblong fruit. It is 3-4 cm long with about 2 cm long stalk, which is tawny and densely covered with short soft hairs. [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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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of F. fulgens [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver 1.1. Fissistigma fulgens (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mac 23; cited 2015 June 2]. Available from:
  2. Fissistigma fulgens (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands, Backhuys Publishers; 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. 354.