Artabotrys suaveolens (Blume) Blume, Flora Javae Anon., 62 (1830)

(Latin for 'nice smelling')

Artabotrys blumei Hook.f. & Thomson
Artabotrys corniculatus (Blanco) Merr.
Artabotrys monogynus Merr.
Artabotrys parviflorus Miq.
Artabotrys rolfei S.Vidal
Artabotrys suaveolens var. parviflorus (Miq.) Miq.
Artabotrys trigynus Merr.
Unona corniculata Blanco
Unona suaveolens Blume

Liana that climbes with hook shaped inflorescences. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic, 5-8.5 x 3-3.5 cm. Inflorescences with one or few flowers only. Flowers small, ca. 1-1.5 cm diameter, with six pinkish-yellow petals in two whorls of three, the top ones forming a small crown-shaped structure, three green sepals. Fruits glossy green, many carpels connected via short stalks to the center of the fruit, each carpel ca. 1.5 x 5 mm. Each fruit (carpel) contains a single seed.

Closed, old-growth forests. Fruits aparently eaten by Gibbons and Oranutans.

India and Souteast Asia to the Philippines and Moluccas.

Bark tests indicate strong alkaloid concentrations.

Local names
Burma: Nga pye yin.
India: Manaranchitan (Tamil).
Malaysia: Akar Cenana.
Philippines: Bahai balangan, Susong Kalabau.
Thailand: Akakai, Kai.