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Family Apocynaceae
Paralstonia clusiaceae Baill.

Scientific names Common names
Paralstonia clusiacea Baill. Basikalang (Ilk.)
Alyxia concatenata (Blanco) Merr. Batikuling (Tag.)
  Kuyauyau (P. Bis.)
  Malabatino (Tag.)
  Maladita (Tag.)
  Tangitang (P. Bis.)
Paralstonia clusiacea Baill. is a synonym of Alyxia concatenata (Blanco) Merr. (The Plant List)

Malabatino is a small- to medium-sized tree reaching a height of 15 meters. Branches are marked by whorls of leaf scars. Leaves are in whorls, shining, leathery, oblong, 10 to 15 centimeters long, and pointed at both ends. Flowers are greenish white, somewhat fragrant, fairly small, and borne in rather dense clusters, with a tubular corolla. Fruit is hard, dull-green, ellipsoid, about 5 centimeters long, and pointed at both ends, containing a very flat seed encased in a woody, somewhat fibrous endocarp.

- Common in In primary forests at low and medium altitudes in Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Bataan, Rizal, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, and Camarines Provinces in Luzon; and in Mindoro, Palawan, Samar, Masbate, Negros, and Mindanao.
- Also occurs in the Bonin Islands.

Parts used


Bark used for swellings.

No studies found.


Last Update December 2013

IMAGE SOURCE: / Photo / Apocynaceae : Alyxia concatenata / Leaves / Copyright © 2009 by P.B. Pelser (contact: pieter.pelser@canterbury.ac.nz) [ref. DOL14450] / Non-Commercial Use / click on photo to go to source page / Phytoimages.siu.edu

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
Paralstonia clusiacea Baill. / Synonym / The Plant List

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