Salacia scortechinii King
Salacia grandiflora is usually a climbing plant, though it is sometimes a scrambling shrub and occasionally becomes more like a small tree[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.
E. Asia - southern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland forests, at elevations up to 750 metres[
]. A very common plant in woods and open country[
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Fruit - raw[
]. The small amount of sweetish, white pulp surrounding the seed is eaten[
]. The fruit is an orange-pink drupe 25 - 50mm long, containing 2 or more seeds[
A decoction from the roots is used after childbirth[
The wood, which is not attacked by termites but is also not very durable, is reported to be used in building houses[
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