Allomorphia bullata Cogn

Last updated: 30 Jun 2016

Scientific Name

Allomorphia bullata Cogn (unresolved name) [1]


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia   Senduduk hutan, keduduk gajah, pakan rimba (Peninsular) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Allomorphia consists of approximately 20 species, and occurs in tropical Asia: Indo-China, southern China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and northern Borneo. Indo-China, Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia are richest in species, each with about 5-7 species. [2]

Allomorphia occurs particularly in the undergrowth of lowland forest, sometimes also in abandoned plantations near the forest. The species treated here is locally common in lowland forest in Peninsular Malaysia. [2]

Botanical Description

A. bullata is a member of the Melastomataceae family. It is a half-shrub or shrub that can grow up to 180 cm tall. The branches are obtusely quadrangular. [2]

The leaves are egg-shaped or egg-shaped-oblong which size up to 25 cm x 15 cm. [2]

It has large inflorescence with many flowers. The sepal tube and fruit is urn-shaped. [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 A. bullata [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Allomorphia bullata Cogn. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Allomorphia bullata (Griffith) Cogn. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers, 2003; p. 59.