Family • Rubiacea - Tagpo - Psychotria luconiensis F.-Vill .
|Coffea luconiensis Cham. & Schlecht.|
|Grumilea luconiensis Merr.|
|Paederia tacpo Blanco|
|Psychotria malayana F.-Vill.|
|Katagpo (Pamp., Tag.)|
Tagpong-gubat is a smooth, erect shrub growing to a height of 1.5 to 5 meters. The leaves are smooth, shining, oblong to oblong-elliptic, 8 to 20 centimeters long, short-petioled and pointed at both ends. Flowers are white, in crowded terminal inflorescences 2 to 3 centimeters long. Corolla is 4 to 4.5 millimeters long with a hairy throat. Fruit is somewhat fleshy, obovoid, 5 to 6 millimeters long, yellow or reddish. Seeds are plano-convex.
Leaves and roots.
– Fresh leaves used topically for headaches.
– Decoction of fresh young leaves used for cleaning ulcers and as a topical for ulcerated wounds.
– Decoction of the root used for dysentery.
• No studies found.