Thottea corymbosa (Griff.) Ding Hou

Last updated: 08 Aug 2016

Scientific Name

Thottea corymbosa (Griff.) Ding Hou (unresolved name)


Apama corymbosa (Griff.) Kuntze, Asiphonia piperiformis Griff., Bragantia corymbosa Griff., Bragantia melastomifolia (C.Presl) Duch., Strakaea melastomifolia C.Presl          [unresolved]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Akar julang bukit, akar chambai olar, andor lasi [2]
Indonesia Bandar puluh, andor lasi (Sumatra), kadudu timbu (Asahan) [2].

Geographical Distributions

Thottea corymbosa is distributed throughout peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Kalimantan. [2]

T. corymbosa occurs widely distributed but scattered in forest, sometimes on limestone, from sea-level up to 1050 m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

T. corymbosais a member of the Aristolochiaceae family. It is a spreading shrub, up to measure 5 m tall and hairy. [2]

The leaves are ovate to lance-shaped, elliptical to elliptical-oblong in shape, with a size of measure about 6.5-17.5 cm x 2.5-8.5 cm, cuspidate or long acuminate apex, almost hairless above, hairy beneath, with 2 pair of basal veins where the inner one is as prominent as the midrib (appearing as 3-ribbed) and it is joined by almost parallel and transverse veins. [2]

The inflorescence is terminal and/or axillary in the upper leaves, paniculiform or corymbose and up to measure 10 cm long. The perianth is measure about 3-3.5 mm long and measure 7 mm in diametre when spreading. It is yellow, greenish or cream coloured outside and pale lilac inside. It is densely pubescent outside, hairless inside, invisible veins, broadly ovate lobes and with a size of measure about 2.5-3 mm x 2.5-3.5 mm. The 7-10 stamens are in 1 whorl, absent filaments, obscure style column, 4 lobes 4 and smooth. [2]

The capsule is slender and up to measure 38 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. corymbosa [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Thottea corymbosa (Griff.) Ding Hou [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Ong HC. Thottea corymbosa (Griff.) Ding Hou In: van Valkenburg JLCH, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(2): Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers, 2001; p. 548.