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Useful Tropical Plants

Willughbeia angustifolia

(Miq.) Markgr.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Chilocarpus brachyanthus Pierre

Urnularia rufescens (Dyer ex Hook.f.) Pichon

Vahea angustifolia Miq.

Willughbeia apiculata Miq.

Willughbeia elmeri Merr.

Willughbeia rufescens Dyer ex Hook.f.

Willughbeiopsis rufescens (Dyer ex Hook.f.) Rauschert

Common Name:

Willughbeia angustifolia
Ripening fruit. Note the drops of latex on the stem
Photograph by: Tjut Jul Fatisa Bangun
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Willughbeia angustifolia Willughbeia angustifolia

General Information

Willughbeia angustifolia is a very vigorous climbing shrub that can produce woody stems up to 60 metres long[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
]. The stems can climb to the tops of the trees in forests[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
]. The woody shoots attach themselves to other plants for support by means of hooked, leafless branchlets[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The fruit is harvested from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Peninsula Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forest[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitClimber
Height45.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The bright orange, soft and juicy pulp has an excellent flavour, supposedly similar to orange sherbet[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
,
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The baseball-sized fruit looks a bit like an orange-yellow passion fruit[
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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