Unona grandiflora Lesch. ex DC.
Uvaria platypetala Champ. Ex Benth.
Uvaria purpurea Blume
Uvaria rhodantha Hance
Uvaria grandiflora is a sturdy climbing shrub with large leaves. The stems can be up to 10 metres long.
The plant is used locally, being harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, medicinal uses and stems, which can be used like rattans. The plant is sometimes cultivated[
Southeast Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines.
Open forests, thickets at elevations from 400 - 1,000 metres in southern China[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The fruits are aromatic, eaten raw or preserved[
]. The orange fruit is composed of distinct carpels (fruitlets); each fruitlet is berry-like, cylindrical, 4 - 5.5 m long[
Leaves and roots are applied in traditional medicine against stomach-ache, abdominal pains, skin diseases[
Climbing stems said to be good substitute for rattans[
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