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Willughbeia edulis  Ridl.


Botanical Name


Willughbeia edulis Ridl.

English Name





Ancylocladus cochinchinensis Pierre, Willughbeia cochinchinensis (Pierre) K. Schum., Willughbeia martabanica Wall.





General Info


A woody climber distributed wildly. Stems are reddish, lenticelled, and terete, showing some tendrils. Leaves are simple, opposite, and exstipulate. Blade is dark green, 10cm × 3.5cm – 9.6cm × 4.5cm – 10.5cm × 6cm, broadly elliptical, notched at the apex, and showing 22 pairs of nerves below. Fruits are indehiscent, globose like dwarfy watermelons, which are 5cm in diameter, green, smooth, and thick-walled like a mangosteen.


PROSEA (Plant Resources of South-East Asia) Foundation
Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops



Medicinal Use

Used as a plaster for sores and externally for yaws (latex); to treat yaws, dysentery, and liver discomfort (stems); used internally to treat jaundice, heartburn, and diarrhea (roots).


Christophe Wiart. Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific, P:257-258, CRC Press, June 2006.



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