|Kubal Madu Quick Facts
||Nicobar Island to Malesia. It is commonly found wild in Borneo (Brunei, Sarawak, Sabah and Indonesian Kalimantan).
||Golden yellow to orangey yellow
||Fleshy berry, globose, 1.9-14 by 1.9-14 cm
Kubal Madu is a vigorous climbing shrub which produces woody stems upto 60 meters long. Stems climb to the top of the trees in forests. Woody shoots attach themselves to other plants by hooked, leafless branchlets. It is a perennial, evergreen woody climber having branches bearing tendrils form from modified inflorescences. Leaves are opposite and distichous on short petioles. Flowers are yellowish-white, pentamerous and actinimorphic. Fruit is a globose, fleshy berry, golden yellow to orangey yellow and indehiscent. Seeds are smooth, ovoid having thin endosperm and thick horny cotyledons and embedded in mucilaginous orangey yellow pulp.
- The pulp of ripe fruit is consumed raw.
- Make the juice from ripe fruit.