It is difficult to establish the natural geographic distribution of the species as it is impossible to distinguish truly wild occurrences. It seems to be absent in Peninsular Malaysia (except Singapore) and nearly absent in Borneo. It is common in the wild from the lower Himalayas in India, Sri Lanka, and southeast Asia (but not Malaya) to the Philippines, PNG, Solomon Islands and northern Australia. It is cultivated in India (incl. Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Sri Lanka, southern China (Hong Kong, Hainan and Guangdong province), Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Sumatra, Singapore, Borneo, Java, Philippines, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, New Guinea, Christmas Islands (Indian Ocean, Australia), Tahiti, Hawaiian Islands, Cuba, Honduras and Florida. It is an abundant and invasive species in the Philippines; rarely cultivated in Malaysia, and grown in every village in Indonesia where the fruits are marketed in bunches.
- Ripe Fruit
- Ellagic Acid
- Total Soluble Solid
- Solomon Island
- Nicobar Island
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Lim, T.K. (2012). Antidesma bunius. In: Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4053-2_27
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