Uvaria cordata (PROSEA)
Uvaria cordata (Dunal) Alston
- Protologue: Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: 4 (1931).
Uvaria macrophylla Roxb. ex Wallich (1830).
- Malaysia: akar pisang-pisang jantan, bunga jari hutan (Peninsular)
- Thailand: kluai muu sang (Trang), nom chaang (northern), laa-koh (Malay, Narathiwat).
Eastern India, Sri Lanka, southern Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, southern China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, New Guinea; probably also elsewhere in Malesia.
In Vietnam the roots and leaves are used to treat indigestion, diarrhoea and wounds. The fruits are eaten in India.
- A straggling shrub or large liana.
- Leaves obovate to elliptical or broadly oblong, 10-30 cm √ó 6-15 cm.
- Flowers in few-flowered cymes, with calyx almost entire or splitting less than halfway into segments and corolla c. 2.5 cm in diameter, dark red.
- Fruit consisting of several berry-like monocarps 2-3 cm long, ovoid to globose, on stalks 0.2-1.5 cm long, orange, fleshy, smooth and glabrous, containing several dark brown seeds.
U. cordata occurs in lowland forest, often in more open localities.
- Dassanayake, M.D. & Fosberg, F.R. (Editors), 1980-. A revised handbook to the Flora of Ceylon. Vol. 1-6. Published for the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., by Amerind Publishing Co., Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
- The Wealth of India, Raw materials (various editors), 1948-1976. 11 Volumes. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
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