Cinta Mula

B35 / B53

Common Name
Cinta Mula
Scientific Name
Erythroxylum cuneatum
Growth Form and Foliage
  • It is a shrub or tree that can grow up to 45 m tall.
  • Leathery leaf blades that are elliptic to elliptic-lance-shaped or reverse-egg-shaped, 1.9 - 18 by 0.9 - 7 cm.
Its tiny flowers grow in clusters of 1 - 8, and are white to light green, and about 6.5 mm wide.
Its fruits are drupes that are ellipsoid, curved, bright red when ripe, 1-seeded, and 8 - 15 by 2.5 - 4.5 mm. Its seeds are flattened, and are 5 - 10 by 1 - 2.5 mm.
It grows in primary and secondary forests, and along sandy and rocky shores.
Ethnobotanical features
It is harvested for timber. The wood is used for house posts. The leaves are reported to be used as fish poison.

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