Polyalthia bullata King

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Scientific Name

Polyalthia bullata King


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia Pokok peleh angin, tongkat ali (Peninsular) [1], tongkat Ali hitam, sepelih angin [1]
Thailand Lang kong (Trang) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Polyalthia bullata is found in Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. It occurs in lowland forest. [2]

Botanical Description

P. bullata is comes from the family Annonaceae. It is a shrub, up to 3 m tall. Its young twigs are covered with golden hairs. The leaves are lance-shaped or oblong-lance-shaped with a size of 28-37 cm x 3-12 cm, deeply cordate and auricle at base. The leaves are papery or thinly leathery and bullate. The petiole is 3-5 mm long and stout. [2]

The flowers are solitary or 2-3 together opposite the leaves and linear petals, which are about 2.5 cm long. The monocarps are spherical, about 1 cm in diametre while the stalk is about 0.5 cm long and 2-seeded. [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 P. bullata [1]


  1. Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research.Compendium of medicinal plants used in Malaysia, Volume 2. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC IMR; 2002. p. 245
  2. Polyalthia bullata King. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant resources of South-East Asia No 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 2003.