Native Plants
 

Tinospora baenzigeri

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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Tinospora baenzigeri is a slender, twining woody climber up to 4 m tall. Leaves with a pair of hollow domatia present in axils of basal nerves on lower surface. Each flower has 6 petals (Flora Malesiana, 1984). The ripened pericarp is in light orange and finally bright scarlet.

Forman (1991) recorded T. baenzigeri as endemic in Thailand. In Peninsular Malaysia, at present it is known from the plant collected close to Gunung Kanthan near Kuala Kangsar, Perak. There is a record in Perak where it was in full leaf and ripe fruit at the end of November.

At present, this species is categorised as Rare. It is likely overlooked because it is conspicuous only when in fruit. Growing on marginal land, it may be more common.

 

Flora Malesiana. 1984. Assessed 27 September 2016 via http://portal.cybertaxonomy.org/flora-malesiana/node/12779

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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
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Acknowledgements :- Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Species Citation :- Tinospora baenzigeri. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/56. [Retrieved 03 July 2022].

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