Willughbeia edulis

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Willughbeia edulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Willughbeia
Species: W. edulis
Binomial name
Willughbeia edulis

Willughbeia edulis aka Willughbeia cochinchinensis is a tropical fruit of the genus Willughbeia. It is a yellow sour edible fruit. It is known by several names, among them are kuy in Cambodia, gedraphol, laleng-tenga, bel-tata in India, dton-kuy (ต้นคุย), kuiton (เถาคุย), kreua (เครือ) and katong-katiew (กะตังกะติ้ว) in Thai,[1] talaing-no in Myanmar and guồi in Vietnamese.[2] Kubal madu in Indonesia refers to a similar edible relative, W. sarawacensis.

The fruit can be found in India, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Chanthaburi Province of Thailand. The roots can be used as a red dye.[1] It is used medicinally in parts of Asia including Cambodia.


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