Anomianthus dulcis (PROSEA)

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Anomianthus dulcis (Dunal) J. Sinclair

Family: Annonaceae


  • Anomianthus auritus (Blume) Backer,
  • Uvaria dulcis Dunal.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: kalak asu, kalak mantang, kalak ucet (Java)
  • Malaysia: akar pisang-pisang hitam
  • Thailand: top huu, teentang, nomwua.


Thailand, Indo-China, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (Java).


The fruit is sweet to eat.


  • A big liana, up to 30 m long.
  • Flowers pale yellow. Fruit with numerous separate ripe carpels which are berry-like, globose to cylindrical, up to 2.5 cm long, red.

In forests, thickets and woody grasslands; not very common.

Selected sources

  • Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C., 1963 1968. Flora of Java. 3 Volumes. Noordhoff, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Tyozaburo Tanaka & Sauke Nakao (Editors), 1976. Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing Co., Tokyo. 924 pp.


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