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Family Asclepiadaceae
Tylophora perrottetiana Decne.

Scientific names Common names
Cynanchum tenellum Blanco. [Illegitimate] Kulangan (Ilk.)
Tylophora perrottetiana Decne. Kul-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)
- Most of the species are perennial lianas.
- Etymology: The genus name derives from the Greek word tylos, meaning "knot," and phoros, meaning "bearing." (2)

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.

- 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.

Leaves considered vulnerary.

Parts used


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

No studies found.


Updated August 2022 / 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
Tylophora perrottetiana / Synonyms / The Plant List

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

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