Goniothalamus velutinus Airy Shaw

Last updated: 11 June 2015

Scientific Name

Goniothalamus velutinus Airy Shaw


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia Kayu tas, limpanas (Malay); selokai (Iban) [1][2]
Brunei Linpanas hitam, talipanas hitam (Sengkurong) [1][2]

Geographical Distributions

Goniothalamus velutinus is occurs in Borneo and can be found in mixed dipterocarp forest, common on upper slopes and ridges. [1]

Botanical Description

G. velutinus falls under the family of Annonaceae. It is a small tree up to measure 6 m tall. The young shoots are densely dark-rusty velutinous. [1]

The leaves are oblanceolate in shape,with a size measure 40-42 cm x 8.5-10 cm, rotundate base, acuminate apex, with measure 1.5-2 cm long acumen, papyraceous and covered with dark-rusty hairs. The petiole is measuring 1.8 cm long and densely velutinous. The pedicel is measure about 0.5-0.9 cm long and with 4 bracts at the base. [1]

The sepals are triangular-ovate and measure about 0.7 cm x 0.4 cm. The outer petals are ovate-lance-shaped and with a size measure 1.8 cm x 0.8 cm while the inner petals are ovate in shape, with a size measure 1.2 cm x 0.6 cm and greenish in colour. The stamens are more than 100 while the carpels are 12-16. [1]


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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 G. velutinus  [1]


  1. Shaari K. Goniothalamus velutinus Airy Shaw In: van Valkenburg JLCH, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(2): Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publisher; 2001. p. 286.
  2. Quattrocchi U.  CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common names, scientific names, eponyms, synonyms, and etymology. Volume III E-L. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press; 2012. p. 369.