Mallotus paniculatus (PROSEA)
Mallotus paniculatus (Lamk) Müll. Arg.
- Protologue: Linnaea 34: 189 (1865).
- Croton paniculatus Lamk (1786),
- Croton appendiculatus Elmer,
- Mallotus cochinchinensis Lour. (1790).
- Turn-in-the-wind (En)
- Indonesia: calik angin (Sundanese), tutup awu, tutup kancil (Javanese)
- Malaysia: balek angin (Peninsular), mallotus balabakan (Sabah)
- Philippines: anaplan (Bukidnon)
- Laos: 'khi2thao1, lat koua, luat ma2
- Thailand: saet (peninsular), sateton (north-eastern), soi daao (south-eastern)
- Vietnam: bục bạc, ba bét nam bộ, bai bái.
India, Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, southern China, Taiwan, Thailand, throughout the Malesian region (except for the Lesser Sunda Islands) and northern Australia.
In Peninsular Malaysia, a decoction of the plant is used for cleansing wounds, a poultice in combination with other plants to treat headache, and a lotion externally to treat fever in children. A decoction of the root is administered after childbirth. The wood is used for matches and boxes, and as fuelwood. The bark is occasionally used for binding purposes.
- A shrub or small to medium-sized tree up to 20 m tall.
- Leaves arranged spirally, rhombic or ovate, often tricuspidate or 3-lobed, whitish-felted below, usually not peltate.
- Fruit subglobose, whitish-felted, with scattered processes.
M. paniculatus is common in evergreen forest and in scrub vegetation, up to 1500 m altitude.
19, 21, 22, 23, 62, 121, 256, 334, 883, 990. medicinals
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- Ch.B. Lugt