Thottea parviflora Ridley

Last updated: 08 August 2016

Scientific Name

Thottea parviflora Ridley (unresolved name) [1]


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia Chudok (Pahang) [2]
Thailand Huu mee (Peninsular) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Thottea parviflora is distributed from peninsular Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. [2]

T. parviflora occurs in lowland forest, occasionally in swampy forest, up to 150 m altitude. In Thailand it is also occasionally found on granite rock in forests, up to about 1000 m. [2]

Botanical Description

T. parviflora is a member of the  Aristolochiaceaefamily. It is a small and erect shrub and pubescent that can grow measure 1-2 m tall. [2]

The leaves are ovate, obovate to broadly elliptical in shape, with a size of measure 10-26 cm x 4.5-9 cm, acuminate apex, puberulous blade, 2 or 3 pairs of basal veins that ascending upwards to 2/3 of the blade. The lateral veins are 6-9 pairs while the other veins are parallel. [2]

The inflorescence is a spikeform or racemose cluster, up to measure 1.5 cm long and in axils of fallen leaves. The perianth is bell-shaped, with a size of measure 2-4 mm long, as well as with a size of measure 6 mm in diametre, white, greenish, pinkish to purplish in colour, papillate inside, longitudinal veins and loosely reticulate. The lobes are semi-orbicular and with a size of measuring 1.5-3 mm x 3.5-4.5 mm. The stamens are (15-)20-22 in 4 whorls. The style is almost branched from the base, with 4-5 lobes and hairless. [2]

The capsules are slender and measure up to 9 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. parviflora [2]


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