Common Name: Caesar Weed, Kulotan, Mangkit
Origin: found throughout the Philippines
- plant is “exceedingly variable”
- it has hairy leaves
- flowers can be pink or purple
- the fiber can be made into strong paper
- it has medicinal uses
weeds and other plants
7 thoughts on “Dalupang”
We call this kulutan, our mangkit is different with long small pods! But both of them stick to clothing.
So many different local names! Do you have the tree book of James LaFrankie? He has a great essay on the problems with using local names for id. But in the end, he says that if you’re going to be talking to the locals, then it makes sense to learn the local names.
Hi! I’am a student, and i have seen your article for this plant. Currently we are doing a experimental research, and this plant is our subject. We are having a hard time where we can find this caesar weed or dalupang plant. Do you mind telling us where we can find this plant?