Salacia buddinghii Scheff.
Salacia celebica Blume
Salacia flavescens Kurz
Salacia macrocarpa Korth.
Salacia macrophylla is a shrub, sometimes with a scrambling habit, but more often a true climber, twining into the surrounding vegetation[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of twine.
E. Asia - western India, Andaman Isles, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, to New Britain.
Lowland forests near the coast, occasionally on limestone rock and in freshwater swamps, sometimes ascending to 1,200 metres[
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Fruit - raw[
]. The sweetish flesh surrounding the seeds is eaten[
].The fruit is a subglobose drupe resembling a small citrus, it is usually 5 - 6cm in diameter, occasionally to 8cm[
A decoction of the roots is used after childbirth[
The pounded leaves are applied on the skin as a treatment against bellyache and eczema[
The twigs are used as twine[
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