Family • Apocynacea - Kickxia blancoi Rolfe
|Kitabalia blancoi (Rolfe) Merr .|
|Kickxia arborea F.-Vill.|
|Kickxia merrittii Merr.|
|Kickxia macgregori Elm.|
|Laneti (P. Bis.)|
Laniting-gubat is a tree growing to a height of 18 to 20 meters. Leaves are opposite, rather leathery, shiny, smooth, ovate, 7 to 12 centimeters long, 2 to 3.5 centimeters wide, pointed at both ends. Flowers are white or light green, showy and occur in the axils of the leaves, singly or in pairs. Corolla is about 2.5 centimeters long, narrow below, wide above, with 5 lobes, each about 5 centimeters long and 1.3 centimeters wide. Fruit is a cylindrical follicle.
– Found in primary and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes in Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Batangas, and Laguna Provinces in Luzon; and in Catanduanes, Mindoro, Sibuyan, Guimaras, Negros, and Leyte.
Bark contains alkaloids.
Bark and leaves may have progesterone like effects.
Bark, roots, leaves.
Decoction of roots and bark used as abortifacient.
Leaves applied as head covering for headaches.
Bark and leaves used as fish-poison.
• No studies found.