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Family Apocynacea
Kibatalia macgregorii (Elmer) Woodson

Scientific names Common names
Kibatalia macgregorii (Elmer) Woodson Ayete (Mang.)
Kickxia macgregori Elmer Kagpaayan (Ilk.)
Kixia macgregorii Elmer Laneti (P. Bis.)
  Laniting-gubat (Tag.)
  Pasnit (Ilk.)
Kickxia arborea F.-Vill. is an unresolved name
Kickxia macgregori Elmer is a synonym of Kibatalia macgregorii (Elmer) Woodson The Plant List
Kibatalia macgregorii (Elmer) Woodson is an accepted name The Plant List

Laniting-gubat is a tree growing to a height of 18 to 20 meters. Leaves are opposite, rather leathery, shiny, smooth, ovate, 7 to 12 centimeters long, 2 to 3.5 centimeters wide, pointed at both ends. Flowers are white or light green, showy and occur in the axils of the leaves, singly or in pairs. Corolla is about 2.5 centimeters long, narrow below, wide above, with 5 lobes, each about 5 centimeters long and 1.3 centimeters wide. Fruit is a cylindrical follicle.

- Found in primary and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes in Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Batangas, and Laguna Provinces in Luzon; and in Catanduanes, Mindoro, Sibuyan, Guimaras, Negros, and Leyte.

- Bark contains alkaloids.

- Bark and leaves may have progesterone like effects.

Parts used
Bark, roots, leaves.

- Decoction of roots and bark used as abortifacient.
- Leaves applied as head covering for headaches.

Bark and leaves used as fish-poison.

No studies found.


Last Update December 2013

IMAGE SOURCE: / File:Kibatalia blancoi Blanco2.428b-original.png / Flora de Filipinas / Franciso Manuel Blanco (OSA), 1880-1883 / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
Kibatalia macgregorii (Elmer) Woodson / Synonyms / The Plant List

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