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Useful Tropical Plants

Uvaria littoralis

Blume

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Uvaria littoralis
Flowering stem
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General Information

Uvaria littoralis is a woody climbing shrub with stems 2 - 4 metres long[
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The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Hedges, thickets and teak forests in lowland areas[
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Properties

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HabitClimber
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - sweetish[
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]. The fruit is composed of 5 - 50 distinct carpels (fruitlets); each fruitlet is berry-like, globose to cylindrical, up to 25mm long, containing a number of fairly large seeds[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems can be used like rope[
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Title
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Website
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Propagation

Seed -

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