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Family Annonaceae
Lagdañgang-bibit
Oxymitra bakeri Merr.

Scientific names Common names
Oxymitra bakeri Merr. Lagdañgang-bibit (Tag.)
  Uisiuis (Neg.)
Oxymitra bakeri Merr. is an unresolved name, but some data suggest that it is synonymous with Friesodielsia bakeri (Merr.) Steenis .The Plant List
Friesodielsia bakeri (Merr.) Steenis is an accepted name The Plant List

Botany
Lagdañgang-bibit is a climbing shrub which is smooth, except for the younger parts, the infrutescens, and the flowers, which are hairy. Branchlets are coiled but not hooked. Leaves are narrowly lanceolate, 15 to 28 centimeters long, and 1 to 3 centimeters wide; the tip is pointed, and the base rounded and distinctly heart-shaped. Upper surface is smooth and shining; the lower surface has a few scattered hairs and is glaucous when dry. Flowers are numerous, borne on the axils of the leaves, and characterized by very long, flat, narrow, three outer petals, which are 12 to 13.5 centimeters long. Fruiting peduncle is solitary, slender, and 3 to 4 centimeters long. Fruit is numerous, smooth, ellipsoid, about 8 millimeters long, reddish brown when dry, apiculate, borne on hairy pedicels, and 8 to 10 millimeters long.

Distribution
- Endemic species found in damp forests at low altitudes in Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Camarines, Albay, and Sorsogon Provinces in Luzon; and in Alabat and Catanduanes.

Properties
Emmenagogue, tonic.

Parts used
Roots and stems.

Uses

Folkloric
In the Philippines, decoction of roots and stems given "ad libitum" as uterine tonic and as an emmenagogue.

Availability
Wild-crafted.

Godofredo U. Stuart Jr., M.D.

Last Update February 2016

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1)
Friesodielsia bakeri (Merr.) Steenis / The Plant List
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