Thottea dependens (Planch.) Klotzsch

Last updated: 3 September 2015

Scientific Name

Thottea dependens (Planch.) Klotzsch


Lobbia dependens Planch. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia daun telinga beruang, tlinga berwang (Peninsular) [2][3]

Geographical Distributions

Thottea dependens is occurs around peninsular Malaysia. T. dependens occurs in forest, up to 500 m altitude, normally rather rare, but sometimes locally abundant. [2]

Botanical Description

T. dependens is a member of the family Aristolochiaceae. It is an erect shrub, up to measure 2 m tall and smooth. [2]

The leaves are elliptical or obovate in shape, with a size of measure 12-29 cm x 5-15 cm, acuminate apex, hairless above, hairy beneath and with 2 pair basal veins. The inner ones is similar to lateral veins which are in 6-9 pairs and prominent below. [2]

The inflorescence is axillary or cauliflorous, simple or sparsely branched and measures up to 4(-7) cm long. The perianth is bell-shaped, 1/3 contracted at the lower, then erecto-patent, with a size of measure 15-25 mm long, pale yellow in colour with centre and streaked margin with brown, reddish pink, purple or dark purple outside and pinkish inside. The tube is urn-shaped, measure 10 mm long, with triangular lobes that measure 6-10(-15) mm x 10-15(-25) mm and each with prominent veins. The stamens are in 2 whorls where the lower whorl has 13-16 stamens while the upper whorl is with 7-10 stamens. The style column is measure 4 mm long, with (4-)6-9 lobes and spreads. [2]

The capsule is slender and measures 5-10 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 T. dependens [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver 1.1. Thottea dependens (Planch.) Klotzsch. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated on 2012 Apr 18; cited 2015 Sept 2]. Available from:
  2. Ong HC. Thottea dependens (Planch.) Klotzsch In: van Valkenburg JLCH, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(2): Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden, The Netherlands: Backhuys Publisher, 2001; p. 548-549.
  3. Quattrocchi U. CRC world dictionary of medicinal and poisonous plants: common names, scientific names, eponyms, synonyms and etymology. Volume V R-Z, CRC Press; 2012. p. 564.