Olax imbricata (PROSEA)

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Olax imbricata Roxb.


Family: Olacaceae

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: kaya kil (Jakarta), leteng (Flores)
  • Malaysia: kodak acing, meribut
  • Philippines: biton (Tagalog), balagon (Pinay Bisaya), ubet-ubet (Ilokano)
  • Thailand: lumnok (peninsular)
  • Vietnam: du'ong dâù kêt ho'p.

Distribution

India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, Malesia, Solomon Islands.

Uses

The fruit is edible.

Observations

  • Climbing shrub, unarmed.
  • Fruit a subglobose drupe, ca. 2 cm in diameter, almost completely covered by the thin accrescent orange calyx.

In primary and secondary forests, in dry brushwood, on coral limestone and occasionally in mangrove or peat swamp, up to 900 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.

Authors

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