Salacia viminea (PROSEA)

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Salacia viminea Wallich ex Lawson

Family: Celastraceae


Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia (Sumatra), Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.


The pulp around the seeds is edible.


  • Scandent or rarely erect shrub, or vine.
  • Fruit a globose drupe about 2 cm in diameter, 1-seeded.

Occurs in lowland forests up to 350 m altitude. Often classified in Hippocrateaceae.

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.
  • 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