Thottea grandiflora Rottb.

Last updated: 08 August 2016

Scientific Name

Thottea grandiflora Rottb. (unresolved name) [1]


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia Seburut, geroboh, sel-wohl (Peninsular) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Thottea grandiflora is occurs throughout peninsular Burma (Myanmar), Peninsular Malaysia. [2]

T. grandiflora occurs in lowland forest, up to 600 m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

T. grandiflora is amember of the Aristolochiaceae family. Itis an erect shrub and up to measure 2 m tall. [2]

The leaves are obovate, elliptical or ovate-oblong in shape, with a size of measure about (15-)20-30 cm x 9-10(-20) cm, acute apex, short acuminate, variously pubescent above and hispid-pubescent beneath. The basal veins are in 2-3 pairs. The lateral veins are in 10-12 pairs while the other veins are parallel or reticulate. [2]

The inflorescence is axillary, spikeform or racemiform, or fascicled at the lower part of stem. The perianth is funnel-shaped and up to measure 12.5 cm long. It is deep reddish-purple in colour and purple mottled, prominent reticulate veins and puberulous. The tube is about half the length of the perianth. The lobes are triangular and with a size of measure 5-6 cm x 6-7 cm. The stamens are in 2 whorls where the upper whorl is 15(-18) while the lower whorl is 15(-24). The style is short, with 8-19 lobes. [2]

The capsule is slender and measures 10-15 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. grandiflora [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Thottea grandiflora Rottb. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Ong HC. Thottea grandiflora Rottb. 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. 549