Yellow doggie / Tahid Labuyo-Vanieria Cochinchinensis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bonsai King   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:25

Local Name:

Yellow doggie / Tahid Labuyo

kokom-pusa, patdang-laburo, talobtob, tatlolong

 

Scientific Name:

Vanieria Cochinchinensis / Maclura cochinchinensis (Lour.) Corner

Family:

Moraceae

Habitat

Yellow Doggie or Tahid Labuyo can be found in China, Eastern Asia, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Australia, New Caledonia

Propagation

By Seed and Layering

Comments

A scandent or strangling, smooth shrub, growing upto 4 meters in length, the branches are armed with stout, sharp, straight, or somewhat recurved spines, 1 to 1.5 centimeters long. The leaves are elliptic-ovate to oblong-ovate or oblong-obovate, 3 to 8 centimeters long, shining, the tip tapering to a short point, and the base rounded. The heads are solitary or in pairs, rounded, and short peduncled. The female heads are 7 to 8 millimeters in diameter, yellowish, dense, and in fruit, fleshy and up to 5 centimeters in diameter.

As to its medicinal properties, in the Philippines a decoction of the roots is given to alleviate, coughing, and for gastralgia. Burkill reports that in Sarawak the plant is used after childbirth. In the Moluccas the ground wood is made into paste and applied as a cooling agent in fevers.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 12:32