|Etymology||Genus||Singhalese vernacular name for Mussaenda frondosa|
|Species||Smooth, without hair|
|Synonyms||Mussaenda andersonii S.K.Basu & T.K.Paul, Mussaenda frondosa var. glabra (Vahl) Miq., Mussaenda pena|
|Common Names||Hairless Mussaenda, Adap-Adap, Balik Adap|
|Native Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore|
Mussaenda glabra is an understorey forest shrub up to 1m. The hairless leaves are thin, with occasional red veins and petiole, with a pointed drip-tip. The red or yellow inflorescence are guarded by 1 or 2 white bracts.
The whole plant of the Hairless Mussaenda is finely pasted and traditionally used as an ointment as an anti-coagulant and pain-relief in Tripura, Northeast India (Pandey & Mavinkurve, 2014).
A Hairless Mussaenda in Central Catchment Reserve (2013)
Flowers, with white bracts.
Pandey A, Mavinkurve RG (2014) Ethno-Botanical usage of Plants by the Chakma Community of Tripura, Northeast India. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences, 3(6): 11-14.