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Veliyath Gardens

Pitabu Fruit Plants (Willughbeia Angustifolia)

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Common Names: Akar Kubal Madu, Borneo Rubber Fruit, Pitabu, Gerit-gerit, Gitaan, Serapit

Botanical Name: Willughbeia Angustifolia

General Information: Species of flowering plant, Woody, monoecious vine in the Dogbane family. Native to Southeast Asia. Found in the Nicobar Islands, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, and the Maluku Islands

Habitat: Lowland and hill mixed dipterocarp forests. Smooth, long, wide oval leaves. Small white blooms arranged in short cymes in axillary inflorescences. Round, yellow to orange berries with latex-filled epicarp

Small seeds and sweet orange sarcotesta make up the fruits. Bright orange, soft, and juicy pulp with an excellent flavor. Baseball-sized fruit resembling orange and yellow passion fruit

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate