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Willughbeia edulis

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Willughbeia edulis[1] is a vine species bearing tropical fruit in the family Apocynaceae. It is a yellow sour edible fruit found in: India, Indo-China (Cambodia, Myanmar, and Chanthaburi Province of Thailand and Vietnam) and Peninsular Malaysia. It may be known under a number of synonyms including "Willughbeia cochinchinensis".[2] The roots can be used as a red dye[3] and it may be used medicinally in parts of Asia including Cambodia.

Vernacular names

Local names include: kuy in Cambodia, gedraphol, laleng-tenga, bel-tata in India, dton-kuy (ต้นคุย), kuiton (เถาคุย), kreua (เครือ) and katong-katiew (กะตังกะติ้ว) in Thai,[3] talaing-no in Myanmar and guồi in Vietnamese.[4]

Kubal madu in Indonesia refers to a similar edible relative, W. sarawacensis.

References

  1. ^ Roxburgh W (1820) Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 77.
  2. ^ Kuy fruit
  3. ^ a b http://www.samunpri.com/modules.php?name=Herbs&file=thor&func=thor14
  4. ^ http://www.foodplantsinternational.com/index.php?sec=plants&page=simple_info&plantid=17519&nocache=1 Food Plants International Helping the Hungry Feed Themselves

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Willughbeia edulis: Brief Summary

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Willughbeia edulis is a vine species bearing tropical fruit in the family Apocynaceae. It is a yellow sour edible fruit found in: India, Indo-China (Cambodia, Myanmar, and Chanthaburi Province of Thailand and Vietnam) and Peninsular Malaysia. It may be known under a number of synonyms including "Willughbeia cochinchinensis". The roots can be used as a red dye and it may be used medicinally in parts of Asia including Cambodia.

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