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Family Annonaceae
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (Merrr.) Merr.

Scientific names Common names
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (Merr.) Merr. Buyanus (C. Bis.)
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum var. oblongatum (Merr.) Ban Kalabuyo (Tag.)
Dasymaschalon oblongatum Merr. Kalimatas (Tagb.)
Polyalthia clusiflora (Merr.) C.B.Rob. Lanutan (Tag.)
Unona clusiflora Merr. Lanutan-puti (Tag.)
  Malaatis (Tag.)
  Malamarobo (S. L. Bis.)
  Malasagiat (Ilk.)
  Panagit (C. Bis.)
  Sagapan (Bag.)
  Sagot (Ilk.)
  Tabog (Sur.)
Lanutan is a common name shared by: (1) Kalai, Alphonsea arborea (2) Malaatis, Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (3) Kalimatas, Phaenthus ebracteolatus, and (4) Duhat-matsing, Polyalthia suberosa.
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (Merr.) Merr. is an accepted species. KEW: Plants of the World Online

Gen info
- Dasymaschalon comprises approximately 10 species, occurring in Borneo, India, Hanan, Indochina, Java, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand. (4)

• Malaises is a shrub or small tree. Leaves are oblong-elliptical, 11 to 15 centimeters long, and 3.5 to 5 centimeters wide, smooth, with pointed tips. Flowers are solitary and yellowish green. Sepals are somewhat kidney-shaped, about 2 millimeters long, and 4 millimeters wide. Petals are ovate-cancelate, 5 to 6 centimeters long and about 2 centimeters wide.

- Native to the Philippines and Borneo.
- Common in forests at low and medium altitudes from Banyan Islands to Lawanda and Mindanao, up to 1300 m.

Considered cicatrice, diuretic.

Parts used
Leaves, roots.


- In the Philippines, leaves, either fresh or burned into ash, used as cicatrice
- Fresh leaves are bruised and applied as topical to wounds, and the ash dusted on afterwards.
- Decoration of roots or dried leaves used as diuretic, for stomachache and food poisoning.
- Leaves are softened by pounding, then applied to eyelid boils. (2)

- Fuel: Stems used as firewood.
- Wood: Used for small construction.

- No studies found.


Updated September 2023 / April 2018 / April 2016

IMAGE SOURCE: Photo / Dasymaschalon clusiflorum / Fruiting twig / Copyright © 2011 / Leonardo L Co / [ref. DOL27044] / Non-commercial use / Image modified / Click on image or link to go to source page / Phytoimages.siu.edu
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (Merr.) Merr. / Synonyms / KEW: Plants of the World Online
Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Residents in Northern Surigao del Sur, Philippines / Gemma A Gruyal*, Romeo del Roasario, and Nenita D Palmes / Natural Products Chemistry & Research, 2014; 2 (4)
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum / KEW: Plants of the World Online
Dasymaschalon (PROSEA) / RE Nasution / Pl@ntUse

DOI: It is not uncommon for links on studies/sources to change. Copying and pasting the information on the search window or using the DOI (if available) will often redirect to the new link page. (Citing and Using a (DOI) Digital Object Identifier)

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