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Ochanostachys amentacea Mast. | by Ahmad Fuad Morad
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Ochanostachys amentacea Mast.

RIUM, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Ochanostachys amentacea Mast. Olacaceae. CN: [Malay - Petaling, Mentalin; Borneo vernacular names - Ampilung, Empilang, Entikan, Entikol, Kadasan, Petaling, Petikel, Pilung, Pitotar, Santikal, Sentikal, Tanggal]. A monotypic species with one genus. A monotypic genus. Native to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island). Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 66 cm dbh.The timber is used for house construction. The bark is used medicinally. The seeds are edible. A decoction of the bark is used to bathe the body after childbirth and to reduce fever. Plant possess various acids which have the potential to protect human lymphoblastoid cells from HIV.



Ochanostachys amentacea var. rufa Stapf ex Ridl.

Ochanostachys bancana (Becc.) Valet.

Petalinia bancana Becc.


Ref. and suggested reading:

Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific, Christophe Wiart

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Taken on February 29, 2012