Elaeagnus conferta (PROSEA)

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Elaeagnus conferta Roxb.

Family: Elaeagnaceae


  • Elaeagnus javanica Blume.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: areuj dudurenan, areuj susumunding, kakaduan (Sundanese)
  • Laos: hlood
  • Thailand: salot thao (Ratchaburi), somlot (peninsular), malot (northern)
  • Vietnam: nhót.


From India to Indo-China and Malesia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java). Also cultivated.


The fruits are delicious but acid.


  • Evergreen woody climber, up to 12 m long.
  • Flowers yellowish, pendulous.
  • Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, enclosed in the enlarged fleshy perianth-tube, usually with 8 longitudinal ribs, up to 4 cm × 2 cm, orange-red.

In evergreen forest and in bamboo and mixed deciduous forest, at altitudes between 400-2000 m.

Selected sources

  • Heyne, K., 1927. De nuttige planten van Nederlandsch Indië [The useful plants of the Dutch East Indies]. 2nd ed. 3 Volumes. Departement van Landbouw, Nijverheid en Handel in Nederlandsch Indië. 1953 pp.
  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen