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

Last updated: 2 June 2015

Scientific Name

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


Melodorum lanuginosum Hook. f. & Thomson. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Larak api; selusoh semang (Peninsular). [2]

Geographical Distributions

Fissistigma lanuginosum is distributed in Indo-China, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. It occurs in open forest and in forest edges, and is locally common in Peninsular Malaysia. [2]

Botanical Description

F. lanuginosum is comes from family Annonaceae. It is a large liana where its leaves are oblong or obovate-oblong in shape, with a size of measuring 9-21 cm x 4-8 cm. [2]

The leaves are rufous-lanate hairy with distinct tertiary venation below. The outer pinkish petals are measure 3-3.5 cm long. [2]

The monocarp is nearly spherical in shape, measure about 2 cm in diametre and with stalk up to measure 0.5 cm long. [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. lanuginosum. [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Fissistigma lanuginosum (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Apr 18; cited 2015 June 2]. Available from
  2. Fissistigma lanuginosum (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12 (3): Medicinal and Poisonous Plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publication; 2003.