Fissistigma kingii (Boerl.) Burkill

Last updated: 11 June 2015

Scientific Name

Fissistigma kingii (Boerl.) Burkill


Melodorum kingii Boerl, Fissistigma fagifolium (Ridl.) Merr, Melodorum fagifolium Ridl. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Pokok achar, akar larak merah (Peninsular). [2]

Geographical Distributions

Fissistigma kingii is distributed in Peninsular Malaysia, Bangka and Borneo. [2]

Botanical Description

F. kingii is a member of the family Annonaceae. It is a large liana where its leaves are elliptical in shape, with a size measure 7-12 cm x 3.5-5.5 cm and dark chocolate-brown hairy with distinct tertiary venation below. The outer petals are measure 1.5-2 cm long. [2]

The monocarp is spherical in shape, measure 2.5-3 cm in diametre, with measuring 3-3.5 cm long stalk and rough or slightly warty. [2]


No documentation.

Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

No documentation.

Traditional Use

No documentation.

Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

No documentation.

Line drawing


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


  1. The Plant List. Ver 1.1. Fissistigma kingii (Boerl.) Burkill [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mac 23; cited 2015 June 2]. Available from:
  2. Fissistigma kingii (Boerl.) Burkill. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 2003.