Hippocratea obtusa Ridl.
Salacia philippinensis Merr.
Salacia korthalsiana is generally a climbing shrub with woody stems that twine into the surrounding vegetation and can be up to 18 metres long. Occasionally the plant produces erect branches and is then more shrub-like, or even a tree, growing up to 10 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Forests and thickets, sometimes on limestone rock, and in eastern Java found in teak plantations, at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
Fruit - raw[
]. The pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[
]. The subglobose fruit is around 20 - 30mm in diameter, containing a single seed 13 - 20mm in diameter[
A decoction from the roots is drunk as a treatment against cracked lips[
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