Family • Taccaceae - Tacca palmata Blume - TACCA
|Tacca palmata Blume|
|Tacca montana Schultes|
|Tacca vesicaria Blanco|
|Tacca rumphii Schauer|
|Tacca elmeri K. Krause|
|Tacca angustilobata Merr.|
|Tacca fatsiifolia Warb. ex. H. Limpr.|
|Corazon de angel (Span., Tag.)|
Other vernacular names
|INDONESIA: Si marhaladi.|
|VIETNAMESE: N?a chân v?t; Râu hùm lá chân v?t|
Payung-payuñgan is a perennial herb. Rootstock is tuberous, ovoid, small, 2 to 4 centimeters in diameter. Petiole is slender, 20 to 30 centimeters long. Leaves are pedately 5- to 7-partite, 15 to 20 centimeters in diameter, thin; segments are oblong to elliptic-oblong, entire, acuminate, the lower two on each side more united than the others. Scapes are slender, about as long as the leaves. Flowers are umbellate, pedicelled, purple and green, about 8 millimeters long, the involucre usually of four leaves, the outer two broadly ovate, acuminate, nearly sessile, and 3 to 6 centimeters long; the inner two with constricted bases, petioled. Fruit is subglobose, fleshy, red, and about 1 centimeter long.
– In thickets and secondary forests at a low altitude in Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Rizal, Bataan and Laguna Provinces in Luzon, in Semirara, and in Panay.
– Occurs in the Malay Archipelago.
Rhizomes are bitter.
– In the Philippines, scrapings from tuberous rhizomes are chewed as stomachic.
– Also used by women for menstrual disorders.