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Arcangelisia flava  (L.) Merr.


Botanical Name


Arcangelisia flava (L.) Merr.

English Name


Yellow-fruited moonseed



Arcangelisia lemniscata (Miers) Becc., Arcangelisia loureiri (Pierre) Diels





General Info


A large, woody, glabrous, dioecious liana, up to 20 m long; stem up to 5 cm in diameter, wood yellow, exuding yellow sap when cut. Leaves usually ovate, (10-)12-25 cm x (5.5-)8-19 cm, coriaceous, palmately 5-veined at the base; petiole (4-)7-15(-20) cm long, swollen at both ends; stipules absent. Inflorescence is axillary or cauliflorous, paniculate, slender, 10-50 cm long, lateral branches spicate to subspicate. Flowers are unisexual, with 3-4 minute outer sepals and 6 larger inner sepals, petals absent; male flower subsessile, with a sessile, globose cluster of 9-12 anthers; female flower with 3 carpels and a number of staminodes. Fruit a slightly laterally compressed drupe, transversely subovoid, 2-3 cm in diameter, yellow, with a club-shaped stalk; endocarp woody, covered with a dense mat of radial fibres. Seed is broadly ellipsoidal, with ruminate endosperm, cotyledons much folded.

Herb Effects

As stomachic, febrifuge, expectorant, tonic, and emmenagogue or abortifacient (decoction or infusion of the stem); antiseptic (decoction of the wood)


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Medicinal Use

Used internally for jaundice, worms, indigestion and other intestinal complaints (decoction of the stem); inhaled for troubles of the mucous membrane of the nose and mouth (smoke from the burning wood); to clean wounds, ulcers and other skin irritations (decoction of the wood); is drunk against fever and sprue (stem sap); to treat dysentery (flowers)



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