Leea guineensis G.Don also known as “Mali-mali” is the Makiling Botanic Gardens Plant of the Month for August 2019. Mali-mali belongs to family Vitaceae and is widely distributed in the Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia and in the Philippines.
Mali-mali has a wide range of uses. It can be used as medicine to a variety of illnesses (i.e. roots, twigs, leaves) and as source of essential oils extracted from its woods and leaves. It also plays an important role as source of food for a variety of insect pollinators (i.e. flies, wasps, bees, butterflies, beetles).
Mali-mali can be seen in the MBG, so come and visit us and know more about Mali-mali!
By: Angela A. Limpiada