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Family Verbenaceae / Lamiaceae
Anayop
Callicarpa caudata Maxim.

Scientific names Common names
Callicarpa caudata Maxim. Anayop (Ig., Bon.)
  Arayop (Bon.)
  Harai-hay (Neg.)
  Kabatiti (Bag.)
  Mama (Ig.)
  Suba (Ig.)
Callicarpa caudata Maxim. is an accepted name with no recorded synonyms. The Plant List

Botany
Anayop is an erect or suberect shrub. Twigs are slender and covered with dense, yellowish-brown hairs. Leaves are narrowly oblong to broadly lanceolate, 10 to 17 centimeters long, 2 to 4 centimeters wide, densely covered with grayish or yellowish-brown, felty, stellate hairs on the lower surface, toothed on the margin, narrow towards the pointed tip, and blunt at the base. Flowers are small crowded in axillary cymes, purplish blue or lialac, and borne on the internodes of the branchlets. Fruit is rounded, small, shining, light or deep blue, and subtended by a slightly enlarged calyx.

Distribution
- On steep, open slopes, in thickets, and in stream depression, at an altitude of 1,200 to 2,000 meters in Abra, Bontoc, Kalinga, Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, Laguna, and Quezon Provinces in Luzon; and in Mindanao.
- Also occurs in China, Indonesia, Molucca Islands, New Guinea and the Bismark Archipelago. (Moldenke).

Parts used
Leaves.

Uses

Folkloric
- In the Philippines, decoction made from fresh or dried leaves used as cure for stomach trouble.
- Leaves externally applied for earaches.

Studies
No studies found.

Availability
Wild-crafted.

Last update September 2016
January 2014


IMAGE SOURCE: Leaf Graphic / Image by: Unknown / From the Australian Plant Image Index / Atlas of Living Australia

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1)
A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF THE GENUS CALLICARPA L. (VERBENACEAE) IN AUSTRALIA / Ahmad Abid Munir / J.AdelaideBot.Gard.6(1):5-39(1982)

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