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Family Asclepiadaceae
Streptocaulon baumii Decne.

Scientific names Common names
Streptocaulon baumii Decne. Hinggiu-kalabau (Tag.)
Streptocaulon obtusum Turcz. Hinggiu-na-puti (Tag.)
Periploca calumpitensis Llanos Maraipus (Ilk.)
  Sibot-sibotan (Tag.)
  Sulding (Pang.)
  Hinggiu-na-puti (Tag.)

Hinggiu-kalabau is a woody vine with rather slender stems. Leaves are hairy, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 7 to 15 centimeters long, 4 to 8 centimeters wide, rounded or heart-shaped at the base, and pointed at the tip. Cymes are axillary, solitary or in pairs, lax, and 4 to 9 centimeters long. Calyx is small and greenish. Corolla is purple, rotate, and 5 millimeters in diameter, with ovate or oblong-ovate lobes. Fruit is a follicle, cylindric, 5 to 9 centimeters long, slender, hairy, and pointed at the tip.

- Found only in the Philippines.
- Common in thickets and secondary forests at low altitudes in Nueva Viscaya, La Union, Pangasinan, Tayabas, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, and Albay Provinces in Luzon, and in Mindoro.

Considered vulnerary.

Parts used


In the Philippines, latex is used for wound healing.


Last Update March 2012

IMAGE SOURCE / Public Domain / File:Streptocaulon baumii Blanco1.138b-original.png / Flora de Filipinas / Franciso Manuel Blanco (OSA), 1880-1883 / Modifications by G Stuart / Wikimedia Commons

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