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Family Asclepiadaceae
Kulangan
Tylophora perrottetiana Decne.

Scientific names Common names
Cynanchum tenellum Blanco. [Illegitimate] Kulañgan (Ilk.)
Tylophora perrottetiana Decne. Ku-langem (Ilk.)
Vincetoxicum perrottetianum Kuntze Maraipos-ti-bakir (Ilk.)
Tylophora perrottetiana Decne. is an unresolved name. The Plant List

Gen info
- Tylophora is a genus of climbing plant or vine. It was first described as a genus in 1810. (2)
- Etymology: The genus name derives from the Greek word tylos, meaning "knot," and phoros, meaning "bearing." (2)

Botany
Kulañgan is a slender, twining, smooth, herbaceous vine, 2 to 5 meters in height. Leaves are green, shining, oblong to oblong-ovate, 5 to 8 centimeters in length, pointed at the tip, with a broad, rounded or slightly heart-shaped base. Inflorescence is terminal and axillary, simple or slightly branched, slender, and 10 to 30 centimeters long. Flowers are numerous, dull-purple, 4 to 5 millimeters in diameter, and borne in scattered, racemosely arranged fascicles; the pedicels are few and about 7 millimeters long. Follicles are green, lanceolate, about 5 centimeters long, 5 millimeters thick below the middle and narrowed upward to the pointed apex.

Distribution
- Found only in the Philippines.
- In thickets at low altitudes in Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Bontoc, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Rizal and Laguna Provinces in Luzon.

Properties
Leaves considered vulnerary.

Parts used
Leaves

Uses

Folkloric
- Leaves used for wound healing and dressing wounds. (3)

Studies
No studies found.

Availability
Wild-crafted.

Updated June 2020 / January 2014

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IMAGE SOURCE: Tylophora perrottetiana (Oxystelma bifidum, IS) US623775 / Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported / Filibot.web / / flickr
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1)
Tylophora perrottetiana / Synonyms / The Plant List

(2)
Tylophora / Wikipedia
(3)
Tylophora perrottetiana / W. H Brown / Minor Products of Philippine Forewts, 1(3), ed 1884

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