Bunga-bunga liar Malaysia
(Wild flowers of Malaysia)


Nama (Malay Name)Bunga Lang Bulu
= Bunga Timun Dendang
= Bunga Timun Padang
Keluarga (Family)PASSIFLORACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name)Passiflora foetida
Saiz Biasa (Size)3 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names)Love in the Mist (flower)
= Wild Water Lemon
= Wild Passion Fruit
Jurufoto (Photographer)CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Bunga Lang Bulu ini berasal daripada Amerika Selatan, tetapi sudah membiak secara liar dan kini menjadi satu diantara bunga liar tempatan. Biasa dapat dijumpai di tepi jalan, tanah terbiar, beluakar dan memanjat di pagar dusun. Bunganya menarik, daunnya mempunyai sejenis bau tertentu.

The Love in a Mist originated from South America, but is now commonly found growing wild and is accepted as a local wild flower. Can be readily found along road sides, open abandoned grounds, cleared jungle, or climbing on fences of fruit orchards. Their flowers are attractive, however the leaves gives out a characteristic odour.

Disclaimer:
We are not doctors and it is not our intension to practice medicine. We cannot be held responsible for the consequences of self medication.
Use this information at your own risk.

According to the book Malayan Wild Flowers - Volume 2, Dicotyledon; Page 152, "The fruits are edible, but Burkill warns that they may contain hydrocyanic acid after ripeness."

According to the book Chinese Medicinal Herbs of Hong Kong, Volume 2; Page 98, "The herb in whole is anti-inflammatory, diuretic. The fruit is nourishing to the "lungs" (Fei) and is analgesic."
Three of the medical uses listed are:-
1.     Cough, cervical lymphadenitis.
2.     Edema.
3.     Pyodermas, scabies, ulcer of the leg.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plants)

1.       University Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (1998)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Malayan Wild Flowers - Dicotyledon; M.R. Henderson; (1954);
            Caxton Press Ltd.; Malaya.; Malaysia - mukasurat (page) - 151
2.       Malaysian Fruits in colour; HF Chin & HS Yong; (1981); Tropical Press; Kuala Lumpur.
            - mukasurat (page) 79


Inquiries     (Pertanyaan)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya
February 2002