Olax wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Olax zeylanica Wall.
Ximenia olacoides Wight & Arn.
Olax imbricata is an evergreen shrub, or sometimes a climbing plant, growing 2 - 6 metres tall.
The plant is gathered from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Forests or secondary forests at elevations below 200 metres[
]. Primary and secondary forests, in dry brushwood, on coral limestone and occasionally in mangrove or peat swamp, at elevations up to 900 metres[
]. The fruit is a subglobose drupe about. 2cm in diameter, almost completely covered by the thin accrescent orange calyx[
Leaves - cooked and used as a vegetable[
]. It is likely that this entry is really for O. Zeylanica, a name erroneously applied to this species[
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