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Willughbeia coriacea - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-282.jpg
Willughbeia coriacea[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Willughbeia
Roxb. [2]
Type species
Willughbeia edulis Roxb. [2]

Willughbeia is a genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae,first described as a genus in 1820. It is native to Southeast Asia with a few species in the Indian Subcontinent.[3] Several species have edible fruits enjoyed in many countries. Many species are vines with sticky latex.

  1. W. angustifolia  (Miq.) Markgr. - Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
  2. W. anomala  Markgr. - Borneo, Mindanao
  3. W. beccariana  (Kuntze ex Pierre) K.Schum. - Borneo, Sulawesi
  4. W. cirrhifera  Abeyw. - Sri Lanka
  5. W. coriacea  Wall. & G.Don - Thailand, Malaysia, W Indonesia
  6. W. edulis  Roxb. - Assam, Bangladesh, Indochina, Nicobar Islands, W Malaysia
  7. W. flavescens  Dyer ex Hook.f. - Borneo, W Malaysia, Sumatra
  8. W. gigantea  (Boerl.) Markgr. - Sumatera, Borneo
  9. W. grandiflora  Dyer ex Hook.f. - Thailand, W Malaysia, Borneo
  10. W. javanica  Blume - Java
  11. W. kontumensis   - Vietnam
  12. W. lanceolata  (Markgr.) Mabb. - Borneo
  13. W. lunduensis  Mabb. - Sarawak
  14. W. oblonga  Dyer ex Hook.f. - W Malaysia
  15. W. ovatifolia  (Stapf) Merr. - Sarawak
  16. W. sarawacensis  (Pierre) K.Schum. - Borneo, Palawan
  17. W. tenuiflora  Dyer ex Hook.f. - Thailand, W Malaysia, Sumatra
formerly included[3]
  1. Willughbeia acida, syn of Ambelania acida
  2. Willughbeia borneensis, syn of Leuconotis anceps
  3. Willughbeia cordata, syn of Saba comorensis
  4. Willughbeia elliptifolia, syn of Melodinus orientalis
  5. Willughbeia guianensis, syn of Pacouria guianensis
  6. Willughbeia luzoniensis, syn of Melodinus orientalis
  7. Willughbeia novoguineensis, syn of Melodinus australis
  8. Willughbeia pauciflora, syn of Melodinus orientalis
  9. Willughbeia petersiana, syn of Ancylobothrys petersiana
  10. Willughbeia pubescens, syn of Hancornia speciosa
  11. Willughbeia scandens, syn of Pacouria guianensis
  12. Willughbeia senensis, syn of Ancylobothrys petersiana
  13. Willughbeia umbrosa, syn of Melodinus orientalis


  1. ^ illustration circa 1880 from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen
  2. ^ a b The genus Willughbeia was first described and published in Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 77, t. 280. 1820. The type species is W. edulis "Name - !Willughbeia Roxb.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved October 11, 2011. nom. cons. ; T: Willughbeia edulis Roxb. 
  3. ^ a b c d "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 17, 2014.