Family • Connaracerae - Connarus neurocalyx Planch.
|Connarus neurocalyx Planch.|
|Connarus obtusifolius Planch.|
Sandalino is a scandent, woody vine, reaching a height of 2 to 6 meters, smooth except for the inflorescence. Leaves are 25 to 30 centimeters long. Leaflets are 5 to 7, oblong, 8 to 15 centimeters long, and pointed at both ends. Panicles are borne in the upper axils, 10 to 20 centimeters long. Flowers are numerous, yellowish-white, fragrant, and about 7 millimeters long. Pod is red, obovoid, 2 to 3 centimeters long, somewhat curved and compressed, and short stalked.
– In thickets and forests at low and medium altitudes from northern Luzon southward to Panay and Negros.
Decoction of fresh and dried roots taken internally for amenorrhea and as a uterine tonic.