Family • Asclepiadaceae - Tylophora perrottetiana Decne.
|Arethusa glutinosa Blanco|
|Dendrobium haenkeanum Steud.|
|Dendrobium nutans (Presl) Ames|
|Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr.|
|Geodorum semicristatum Lindl.|
|Geodorum nutans Presl|
|Cebollas del monte (Span.)|
|Lubi-lubi (P. Bis.)|
|Di bao lan (Chin.)|
Other vernacular names
|JAPANESE: Tosaka meoto-ran.|
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 5centimeters 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 used for wound healing.