Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cayratia trifolia - Lakom

Cayratia trifolia ( synonym Vitis triloba) is a liana plant from the family Vitaceae. Native to Australia and Asia.

Leaves trifoliolate.
Flowers are small greenish white.
Fruits are about 1cm diameter, flesh and juicy, green, turn dark puple as they ripen.

Unripen mature fruits are sour, usually used in cooking as flavouring.






reference :
1988, Voon BH, Sim Patricia & Chin TH, Sayur-sayuran Dan Buah-buahan Hutan di Sarawak, Department of Agriculture, Sarawak.
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