Family •Annonaceae - Dasymaschalon clusiflorum Merr.
|Dasymaschalon clusiflorum Merr.|
|Unona clusiflora Merr.|
|Unona dasymaschala F.-Vill.|
|Unona longiflora Vidal|
|Polyalthia clusiflora C. B. Rob.|
|Buyanus (C. Bis.)||Malamarobo (S. L. Bis.)|
|Kalabuyo (Tag.)||Malasagiat (Ilk.)|
|Kalimatas (Tagb.)||Panagit (C. Bis.)|
|Lanutan (Tag.)||Sagapan (Bag.)|
|Lanutan-puti (Tag.)||Sagot (Ilk.)|
Malaatis is a shrub or small tree. Leaves are oblong-elliptical, 11 to 15 centimeters long, and 3.5 to 5 centimeters wide, smooth, with pointed tips. Flowers are solitary and yellowish green. Sepals are somewhat kidney-shaped, about 2 millimeters long, and 4 millimeters wide. Petals are ovate-lanceolate, 5 to 6 centimeters long and about 2 centimeters wide.
– Common in forests at low and medium altitudes from Babuyan Islands to Palawan and Mindanao.
– Also occurs in Borneo.
Considered cicatrizant, diuretic.
– In the Philippines, leaves, either fresh or burned into ash, used as cicatrizant.
– Fresh leaves are bruised and applied as topical to wounds, and the ash dusted on afterwards.
– Decoction of roots or dried leaves used as diuretic.