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Hanguana Blume

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 4 November 2017

  1. Hanguana malayana (Jack) Merr., PJS 10 c (1915) Bot. 3; EPFP 1 (1922) 191; --Backer, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 4 (1951) 248; --Veratrum malayanum Jack, Malayan Misc. 1(5; 2) (1820) 25. Sri Lanka, Indochina, throughout Malesia (except Lesser Sunda Isls and Moluccas), N Australia (Northern Territory). MINDORO, PALAWAN, MINDANAO: Lanao del Sur, Agusan del Sur (Agusan Marsh), Surigao. Lowlands up to 900m, in freshwater swamp, peat swamp, along lakeshores and rivers, in sluggish water, thickets behind mangroves. Photos

Note: This taxon is probably better considered in a more narrow sense (Rahman et al. 2010), thus it might be best to recognize more species of Hanguana in the Philippines.


Abu Bakar, MF Bin, AS Othman & PC Boyce. 2012. Studies on Hanguana (Commelinales: Hanguanaceae) for Sunda IV: Hanguana major clarified, a new species from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, and description of male reproductive organs in H. bakoensis. Kew Bulletin 67: 1-7.

Backer, CA. 1951. Flagellariaceae. Flora Malesiana series 1, 4: 248-250.

Rahman, SNBTA, AS Othman, MF Bin Abu Bakar, PC Boyce. 2010. Studies on Hanguana (Commelinales, Hanguanaceae) for Sunda II: Five new forest species from Peninsular Malaysia and recircumscription of Hanguana malayana. Willdenowia 40:205-219.

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines.

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Last updated 4 November 2017