Antidesma velutinosum (PROSEA)

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Antidesma velutinosum Blume

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: ki sukur, wuni kebo (Sundanese), setapoh bukit (Malay)
  • Malaysia: gunciak gajah, setapoh bukit, mempunai bukit
  • Burma: kin-pa-lin
  • Thailand: mamao-khwai (Phitsanulok), mao-lek (Nakhon si Thammarat), mao-hin (Surat Thani).


From Burma and Thailand to western Malesia.


The fruit is edible.


  • Tree, 3-15 m tall, all parts more or less yellowish pubescent.
  • Leaves elliptical, 10-25 cm × 3-9 cm.
  • Fruit an oblique and subglobose drupe, 6 mm × 3 mm, soft hairy, white flushed with red.

In mixed forests, up to 1000 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C., 1963 1968. Flora of Java. 3 Volumes. Noordhoff, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Burkill, I.H., 1966. A dictionary of the economic products of the Malay Peninsula. 2nd ed. 2 Volumes. Ministry of Agriculture and Co operatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2444 pp.
  • Kurz, W.S., 1877. Forest Flora of British Burma. 2 Volumes. Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta.


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