|Species||Curved or wavy margins|
|Synonyms||Strobilanthes crispus Blume|
|Common Names||Black Face General, Pecah Beling, Pecah Kaca|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
A small shrub very commonly grown privately for medicinal use. The opposite leaves are very distinctive, with crenate margins, and rough in texture. The upper surface is dark green, glossy and deeply depressed secondary and tertiary veins. The stem, petiole and primary veins on the underside of the leaves are sometimes purplish.
Black-face General in Pavilion Edible Garden, 2020.
Leaf upper surface.
Leaf lower surface.
Rei K (2019) Study finds anti-cancer properties in local plants. The Straits Times, Singapore. 11-May-2019.