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

Last updated: 3 June 2015

Scientific Name

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


Fissistigma korthalsii (Miq.) Merr., Melodorum bancanum Scheff., Melodorum korthalsii Miq., Melodorum manubriatum Hook.f. & Thomson, Uvaria manubriata Wall. [Invalid]. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Akar kenchong, akar jangkang, akar sembelit (Peninsular) [2]; akar larak, akar pisang-pisang, akar sembulat, tawar hutan, tawan-tawan [3]

Geographical Distributions

Fissistigma manubriatum is distributed in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Bangka and Borneo. It occurs in lowland forest. [2]

Botanical Description

F. manubriatum is come from family Annonaceae. It is a is a large liana that can reach up to measure 30 m long.

The leaves are oblong-lance-shaped, with a size measure 5-13.5 cm x 2-4.5 cm that are thickly and shiningly appressed hairy with indistinct tertiary venation below. [2]

The outer petals are measure 2-2.3 cm long. They are reddish when young and greyish when older. [2]

The monocarp is an ovoid-spherical in shape, measuring 2.5-3 cm long and with measure about 1.5-7.5 cm long stalk. [2]


No documentation.

Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

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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. manubriatum. [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Fissistigma manubriatum (Hook.f. & Thomson) Merr. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2013 Mar 23, cited 2015 June 3]. Available from:
  2. Fissistigma manubriatum (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.
  3. Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research. Compendium of medicinal plants used in Malaysia. Volume 1. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC IMR; 2002. p. 355.