Salacia oblongifolia (PROSEA)

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Salacia oblongifolia Blume

Family: Celastraceae


  • Salacia melitocarpa Blume.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: areuy langari, ki-hapiet, manggong.


Thailand and western parts of Malesia.


The pulp of the fruit is eaten.


  • Liana up to 30 m long.
  • Inflorescences very short with few flowers.
  • Flowers contain many sulphur-like particles.
  • Fruit a drupe, subovoid to pear-shaped, pinkish to red, 4-8(-12) cm × 3.5-4.5(-7) cm.

Occurs in lowland forest up to 1000 m altitude, sometimes found on sandstone, in swamp and peat forests. Often classified in Hippocrateaceae.

Selected sources

  • Heyne, K., 1927. De nuttige planten van Nederlandsch Indië [The useful plants of the Dutch East Indies]. 2nd ed. 3 Volumes. Departement van Landbouw, Nijverheid en Handel in Nederlandsch Indië. 1953 pp.
  • 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.


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