Amischotolype mollissima (PROSEA)

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Amischotolype mollissima (Blume) Hassk.

Family: Commelinaceae


  • Campelia mollissima Blume,
  • Forrestia mollissima (Blume) Koorders.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: kerok batok (Java), gewor, celi badak (West Java)
  • Laos: 'üang dông
  • Vietnam: lâm trai.


From India to Indo-China, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra).


Young shoots are cooked and eaten as vegetable in Indonesia.


  • Very variable, ascending, succulent, robust, perennial herb, 0.5-8 m tall.
  • Leaves sheathed; leaf-blade lanceolate, 12-48 cm × 3.5-12 cm, sometimes pubescent or with soft hairs along the margins.

In shady, humid localities, from 50-1500 m altitude. Mainly based on the hairiness of the leaves, three forms are distinguished (considered by some to be different species).

Selected sources

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