Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels, Pflanzenr. IV, 94: 225 (1910)
Species name meaning 'bluish or whitish', referring to the whitish lower leaf surface.
Cebatha macrocarpa (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze
Cocculus glaucescens Blume
Cocculus kunstleri King
Cocculus macrocarpus Wight & Arn.
Diploclisia inclyta Miers
Diploclisia kunstleri (King) Diels
Diploclisia lepida Miers
Diploclisia macrocarpa (Wight & Arn.) Miers
Diploclisia pictinervis Miers
Large woody vines, to 20 m or longer. Stems up to 10 cm in diam.; branches and leaves rather similar to
Diploclisia affinis, except axillary bud only 1. Petiole usually much longer than lamina; leaf blade not
peltate to conspicuously peltate, glaucescent abaxially, leathery. Inflorescences cauliflorous, on old
leafless stems, panicles, usually several to many fascicled, +/- pendulous, 10-30 cm or longer; flowers
light yellow, slightly fragrant. Male flowers: sepals 2-2.5 mm, marked by a dark reticulum, outer whorl
elliptic, inner whorl broadly elliptic or broadly elliptic-obovate; petals obovate or rhombic, 1-1.5 mm,
apex mucronate or emarginate; stamens ca. 2 mm. Female flowers: sepals and petals as in male flowers
except petals 2-lobed at apex; staminodes filamentous; carpels 1.5-2 mm. Drupes yellowish red, narrowly
oblong-obovate, 1.3-2(-3) cm, base curved. [from Flora of China]
In moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, up to 1500 m.
This species is used medicinally. The leaf extract is given to drink frequently among Tanchangyas for
rapid cure from diarrhoea in Rangamati (Bangladesh). Powdered leaf with milk given in biliousness,
gonorrhoea and syphilis (India).
From India and Sri Lanka into southern China and Hainan, into Southeast Asia all the way to New Guinea.
Bangladesh: Pissil patalpur (Tanchunga).
China: Cang bai cheng gou feng.
India: Battavalli, Ramrakh, Vattoli, Kottaiya chauchi, Vatan-vel, Vatoli, Kottaiyachachi, batta-valli,
natsjatam, Ravnito vatoli vetyel.