Family • Cyperaceae - Mapania humilis (Hassk.) F.-Vill.
|Mapania humilis (Hassk.) F.-Vill.|
|Pandanophyllum humile Hassk.|
|Lepironia humilis Miq.|
|Lubigan (P. Bis.)|
|Maribari (S. L. Bis.)|
Malalubigan is a plant with short rhizomes, obliquely descending, and passing upwards into a short stem terminated by a crown of densely equitant leaves. Leaves are 30 to 90 cm long, 2.5 to 4 cm wide. Scapes are axillary in the lower leaves, 5 to 12 cm long, clothed by scales at the base. Inflorescences, when young, are oblong, and when mature, ovoid.
In damp primary forests at low and medium altitudes throughout the Philippines.
Also occurs in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago.
Leaves used as a remedy for fever.