Symplocos fasciculata Zoll.

Last updated: 08 Aug 2016

Scientific Name

Symplocos fasciculata Zoll. (unresolved name) [1]


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Vernacular Name

Malaysia Merpadi paya, nasi-nasi, pokok lukut [2]
Indonesia Kaju loba-loba (Sumatra); jirek (Javanese); jirak (Sundanese) [2].

Geographical Distributions

Symplocos fasciculata is found in the most southern part of Thailand, in Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia (except in the east from Sulawesi and Java). [2]

S. fasciculata has a fair altitudinal range from sea level up to 3000 m, in New Guinea even up to 4000 m. [2]

Botanical Description

S. fasciculata is a member of the Symplocaceae family. Itsis a shrub or less often a tree which can reach up to 22 m tall and measuring 50 cm in diametre. The twigs are sparsely hairy, puberulous, or appressedly pubescent. [2]

The leaves are alternately or spirally arranged on the leaders, measuring  5-13 cm x 2-4.5 cm, with 6-8 pairs of nerves and with petiole 2-8 mm long. [2]

The inflorescence is a fascicule of reduced, often branched racemes and measuring up to 2.5 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 S. fasciculata [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Symplocos fasciculata Zoll. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 26; cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Nooteboom HP. Symplocos Jacq. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Wulijarni-Soetjipto N, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 3: Dye and tannin-producing plants. Wageningen, Netherlands: Pudoc, 1991; p. 115-118