Ambelania edulis (Roxb.) J.Presl
Ancylocladus cochinchinensis Pierre
Ancylocladus curtisianus Pierre
Ancylocladus edulis (Roxb.) Kuntze
Pacouria roxburghii Kostel.
Willughbeia cochinchinensis (Pierre) K.Schum.
Willughbeia curtisiana (Pierre) K.Schum.
Willughbeia dulcis Ridl.
Willughbeia gudara Steud.
Willughbeia martabanica Wall.
Willughbeia edulis is a large climbing shrub producing stems up to 30 metres long that climb into the surrounding vegetation[
]. The woody shoots attach themselves to other plants for support by means of hooked, leafless branchlets[
The edible fruit is appreciated locally, being commonly harvested from the wild. The plant also yields a latex with medicinal applications. It is occasionally cultivated[
E. Asia - Bangladesh, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
Lowland primary rain forests[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the lowland wet tropics.
Fruit - raw[
]. A pleasant flavour[
]. The yellowish, ovoid fruit is about the size of a lemon[
]. The fruit is about 5cm in diameter[
The latex is used as a plaster for sores and as a treatment for yaws[
The stems are used to treat yaws, dysentery, and liver discomfort[
The roots are used internally to treat jaundice, heartburn, and diarrhoea[
Every part of the plant, on being wounded, discharges copiously a very pure white viscid latex, which is soon, by exposure to the air, changed into an indifferent kind of rubber[
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