Friesodielsia biglandulosa (PROSEA)

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Friesodielsia biglandulosa (Blume) Steenis

Family: Annonaceae


  • Oxymitra biglandulosa (Blume) Scheffer

Vernacular names

  • Malaysia: pisang-pisang hitam, mempisang hitam.


Indonesia, Malaysia.


The fruit is edible.


  • Woody climber, 5-10 m long, with red-silky branchlets.
  • Ripe carpels oblongoid-ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm long, yellow, on stalks of about 1 cm length.

In lowland forests, rather rare.

Selected sources

  • Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C., 1963 1968. Flora of Java. 3 Volumes. Noordhoff, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Ridley, H.N., 1922-1925. The Flora of the Malay Peninsula. 5 Volumes. Government of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States. L. Reeve & Co., London.


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