~CALABAO~ Uvaria rufa BUFFALO TEATS Annonaceae Susung-kalabaw Fruit Vine 10 Seed

Uvaria rufa
Uvaria rufa


Uvaria rufa

Family: Annonaceae


(buffalo teats)

Native range : India, Southern China, Southeast Asia (including the Philippines), New Guinea and Australia

Uvaria rufa Blume, Fl. Javae, Annonaceae. 19. 1830.


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Uvaria rufa

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Uvaria rufa

Botanical Name: Uvaria rufa Blume

Blume, C.L. (1830) Flora Javae. Anonaceae: 19. Type: Java; iso(?):  K. Fide J. Sinclair (1955).
Common name

Calabao; Torres Strait Scrambler

Usually grows as a large tree-top vine, stem diameters to 4 cm  recorded but also flowers and fruits as a shrub. Vascular rays  extend from the wood and into the bark where they may be more  obvious. Blaze marked by cream granular stripes and darker fibrous  stripes.
Usually grows in monsoon forest or gallery rain forest.  Also occurs in Thailand and Malaysia including New Guinea.

Further reading :

Australian Tropical  Rainforest Plants – Uvaria rufa   http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Uvaria_rufa.htm

Flora of China – Uvaria  rufa   http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200008602

Shrubs to 5 m tall, climbing. Branches stellate tomentose, hairs  rust-colored when dry. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic to  ovate-oblong, 5-15 × 2.5-6 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially stellate  tomentose, secondary veins ca. 12 on each side of midvein, base  cordate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences leaf-opposed or extra-axillary,  cymose, 1-4-flowered. Flowers ca. 1.5 cm in diam., stellate  pubescent. Petals purple to dark red, ovate, 8-12 × 6-7 mm, apex  rounded. Stamens oblong; connectives apically truncate, glabrous.  Carpels oblong; stigmas apically 2-cleft. Monocarp stipes 1-2 cm;  monocarps ovoid-ellipsoid to sometimes globose, ca. 2 × 1-1.5 cm,  not constricted between seeds, apex rounded; epicarp not spiny. Fl.  Mar-Jun, fr. Jun-Oct.


Infructescence an 'umbel' of stalked carpels. Each carpel about  25-45 x 20-25 mm on a stalk about 15-20 mm long. Seeds about 9-10 x  7 mm, laterally compressed. Embryo about 1.5 mm long.

Uvaria rufa

Habitats :   Dry grasslands,  creek bank thickets, roadsides

Local names :  Susung-kalabaw,  Alagat, Hilagak

Botanical name :  Uvaria  rufa

Family :  Annonaceae

Traits  :  Drought-tolerant; Evergreen; Shade tolerant; Scandent shrub or  woody climber

Height :  4-6 meters

Fruiting season : May to  August

Used for :  Fruits are edible;  Rattan substitute in making furnitures and handicrafts; Firewood

Recommendations :  Backyards;  Fruit collector’s; Hedging; Home gardens; Ornamental; Pioneer  species for reforestation purpose; Urban greening; Wildcrafting

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 350 m. 

Natural History

Food plant for the larval stages of the Green Spotted Triangle and  Pale Green Triangle Butterflies. Sankowsky & Neilsen (2000).

Sparsely forested slopes; 400-1700 m. Hainan, Yunnan [Cambodia,  India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


Leaf blades about 8-19 x 5-9 cm, petioles about 0.3-0.6 cm long.  Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade, petioles and  twigs clothed in brown stellate hairs. Lateral veins about 13-16 on  either side of the midrib, curving and forming loops inside the  blade margin. Oak grain in the twigs. Twig bark strong and fibrous  when stripped.


Inflorescence opposite a leaf, i.e. leaf-opposed. Flowers about  19-30 mm diam. Sepals clothed in stellate hairs. Petals 3 + 3, in  two whorls, each petal about 10 x 7 mm, pinkish orange to dull red  in color, densely stellate hairy on both the inner and outer  surfaces. Stamens numerous, each anther about 2.5-3 x 1 mm, valves  lateral, well below the apex, filaments short and stout, about 1 mm  long. Carpels numerous, free, each carpel about 3-4 mm long and  stellate hairy on the outer surface. Stigmas sessile.


First pair of leaves ovate, lower surface clothed in stellate hairs,  upper surface with stellate hairs along the midrib, stem clothed in  stellate hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves ovate-lanceolate,  distichous (in one plane). Oil dots very small, visible only with a  lens. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Lower  surface sparsely clothed in stellate hairs. Upper surface with a few  stellate hairs along the midrib. Stem, petiole and terminal bud  clothed in pale brown stellate hairs.


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