Uvaria dulcis is a species of woody climbing vine in the Annonaceae (custard apple) family. It is native to mainland Southeast Asia, and some islands of Indonesia. In Vietnam, Uvaria dulcis can be found in Central Highlands, Central and southern Vietnam. It’s called dũ dẻ or dũ dẻ trâu.
- Family: Annonaceae
- Genus: Uvaria
- Species: Uvaria dulcis
- Synonyms: Anomianthus auritus, Anomianthus dulcis, Anomianthus heterocarpus, Unona heterocarpa, Uva dulcis,…
- Vietnamese names: dũ dẻ, dủ dẻ, dủ dẻ trâu
It is a perennial climer that can grow up to dozen meters long. Its edible fruits are elongated and yellow when ripe. The flowers of Uvaria dulcis are particularly fragrant.
The fruits of Uvaria dulcis are sweet and consumed as a rustic snack. The trunk of Uvaria dulcis are sliced and sun-dried as a medicinal herb, which can be served as a herbal tea.