Helicia cochinchinensis (PROSEA)

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Helicia cochinchinensis Lour.

Family: Proteaceae

Vernacular names

  • Vietnam: cheo thui, co'm vang.


Indo-China, China, Taiwan, Japan.


The seeds are edible. The wood is used for fuel.


  • Shrub or tree, up to 10(-20) m tall.
  • Fruit subglobose-ovoid, drupaceous, 1.5 cm × 1.2 cm, bluish-black.
  • Seed 1, ovoid.

In forests.

Selected sources

  • Crevost, C., Lemarié, C. & Pételot, A., 1917-1941. Catalogue des produits de l'Indochine. Tome 1-6. Gouvernement général de l'Indochine, Hanoi.
  • Lecomte, M.H. & Gagnepain, F. (Editors), 1907-1950. Flore générale de l'Indo-Chine. 7 Volumes and supplements. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.


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