Ellipanthus tomentosus

Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 41(4): 305 (1872). 

Ellipanthus tomentosus
Ellipanthus tomentosus
Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz, Photo by Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn 

The native range of this species is SW. India, Indo-China to W. & Central Malesia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Mồng gà, đầu gà

Latin name: 

Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz




In Thailand, the branches are used to treat flatulence, help increase appetite and prevent stomach cramps; along with other plants used to treat asthma. A decoction of the bark and wood is used to treat weak kidney function


Quang Tri (Lao Bao), Ninh Thuan (Ca Na), Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Bien Hoa. The tree grows naturally in primary or secondary forests.

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