Eleiodoxa conferta / Kelubi

Eleiodoxa is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the palm family found in Southeast Asia. The only species, Eleiodoxa conferta, is a dioecious, swamp-dwelling plant, commonly referred to in Malay as acid kelubi or acid paya
Plant Classification

Eleiodoxa conferta / Kelubi
Eleiodoxa conferta / Kelubi

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Eleiodoxa
Species: Eleiodoxa conferta (Griff.) Burette (1942)


kelubi or paya tamarind (Eleiodoxa conferta) is a type of plant from the Aracaceae family that resembles a palm tree with a maximum height of up to 5 meters. The midrib leaves emerge from the stem of the shrub and has straight green leaves arranged facing each other, 1.5 meters long and 3-5 cm wide. The length of the leaf midrib is around 3-4 meters and the midrib will die when the axil of the midrib has produced flowers and fruit. The leaf midrib is covered with spines between 5-7 cm long. The roots of this plant are fibrous roots, and the stems of this plant grow tightly together.

Eleiodoxa conferta

This plant is found in many damp areas of brackish forest on the banks of rivers or swamps. Kelubi plants are also known by several other names such as Asam kelubi, Forest salak and also Kemuni. This plant is found in many Southeast Asian regions such as Malaysia, Indonesia (especially Sumatra), Thailand and Borneo in brackish freshwater areas and grows in groups.

All parts of this plant can be used, the cambium can be eaten, the fruit can also be eaten even though it tastes sour and the fruit is used as a substitute for sour cream or made into sweets, the leaves can be used as roofs for houses.

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