Hullettia dumosa (PROSEA)

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Hullettia dumosa King ex Hook.f.

Family: Moraceae

Vernacular names

  • Peninsular Malaysia: sentoh bukit, ampenai tiong (Malay), menhim (Sakai).


Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra).


Pulp around the seeds is edible, sweet. A decoction of the leaves is used against diseases of the abdomen. The bark is used against toothache.


  • Dioecious shrub or small tree, up to 10 m tall.
  • Fruit a curiously irregular syncarp, subglose to oblongoid, up to 5 cm diameter, yellowish to bright-orange.

Common in mountain forests, up to 2200 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • 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.
  • Jarrett, F.M., 1959-1960. Studies in Artocarpus and allied genera 1-4. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 40: 1-38, 113-56, 298-369; 41: 73-141, 320-341.
  • 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