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Family Annonaceae
Malaatis
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum Merr.

Scientific names Common names
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (Merr.) Merr. Buyanus (C. Bis.)
Dasymaschalon oblongatum Merr. Kalabuyo (Tag.)
Polyalthia clusiflora (Merr.) C. B. Rob. Kalimatas (Tagb.)
Unona clusiflora Merr. Lanutan (Tag.)
  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 name The Plant List

Botany
Malaatis 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-lanceolate, 5 to 6 centimeters long and about 2 centimeters wide.

Distribution
- Common in forests at low and medium altitudes from Babuyan Islands to Palawan and Mindanao.
- Also occurs in Borneo.

Properties
Considered cicatrizant, diuretic.

Parts used
Leaves, roots.

Uses

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

Studies
- No studies found.

Availability
Wild-crafted.

Last Update April 2016

IMAGE SOURCE: / Photo / Annonaceae : Dasymaschalon clusiflorum det. Richard Saunders 25-Mar-13 / cf. Dasymaschalon; flowering branch. Photograph taken with financial support from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation/ / Copyright © 2013 by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona (contact: pieter.pelser@canterbury.ac.nz) [ref. DOL64515] / PhytoImages/Siu.edu
OTHER IMAGE SOURCE: / Illustration / Cissampelos pareira L. [5809-247450-161657] / Indian medicinal plants, vol. 1: t. 42 / PlantIllustrations.org
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1)
Dasymaschalon clusiflorum (Merr.) Merr. / Synonyms / The Plant List
(2)
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, 2 (4): 2014

 


 


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