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Family Boraginaceae
Kalimomog
Ehretia navesii Vidal

Scientific names Common names
Ehretia navesii Vidal Alibnuñgug (C. Bis.)
Ehretia mollis Merr. Kalabonog (Ilk.)
Ehretia virgata Naves Kalimomog (Tag.)
Menais mollis Blanco Malatadiang (Gad.)
  Maragaued (Ilk.)
  Taglokot (Tag.)
  Talibunog (Ig.)
  Tsang-gubat (Tag.)

Botany
Kalimomog is a tree growing 4 to 10 meters high. Inflorescences and leaves, when young, are somewhat hairy beneath, becoming smooth or nearly so when old. Leaves are oblong-ovate, elliptic-ovate or ovate, 8 to 18 centimeters long, entire, with pointed tip and rounded base. Inflorescences are terminal and axillary, 5 to 10 centimeters long, with few to many flowers. Flowers are white, 5-parted, about 8 millimeters long. Fruit is ovoid, somewhat fleshy, and about 5 millimeters long.

Distribution
- Found only in the Philippines.
- In thickets and secondary forests at low altitudes from northern Luzon to Mindanao, in most islands and provinces.


Uses

Folkloric
Used as febrifuge.

Studies
No studies found.

Availability
Wild-crafted.

Last Update January 2014

IMAGE SOURCE: Illustration / Fichier:Ehretia acuminata Blanco1.70-cropped.jpg / Flora de Filipinas / 1880 - 1883 / Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A) / Modifications by Carol Spears / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

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