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Family Leguminosae
Dalbergia cumingiana Benth.

Scientific names Common names
Dalbergia cumingiana Benth. Bilauini (Ibn.)
Dalbergia cumingii Benth. Ganak (Ibn.)
Dalbergia zollingeriana Miq. Hamurauon (S. L. Bis.)
  Kanak (Ibn.)
  Karbilan (Bik.)
  Tahidlabuyo (Tag.)
Tahid-labuyo is a common name shared by (1) Ganak, Dalbergia cumingiana and (2) Patdang-labuyo, Vaniera cochinchinensis.

Ganak is a woody vine with alternate, odd-pinnate leaves which are 10 to 20 centimeters in length, with 5 to 9 leaflets. Leaflets are elliptic, the larger ones being 5 to 7 centimeters long and 2 to 3 centimeters wide, and rounded at both ends. Flowers are white, and clustered toward the ends of compound inflorescences. Pods are elliptic or oblong, 2 to 3 centimeters long, and about 1 centimeter wide, with 1 to 3 seeds in each pod.

- Throughout the Philippines in thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes.

Wood contains a volatile oil, 0.5%.


Vine used for curing stomach pains of small children.

No studies found.


Last Update July 2013

IMAGE SOURCE: / Illustration / Dalbergia cumingiana Benth. / Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta, vol. 10(1): t. 7 (1906) / Illustration contributed by the Library of the Missouri Botanical Garden, U.S.A. / PlantIllustrations.org

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