Plukenetia volubilis L. A New Record of a Cultivated Alien Species in Java

Alexander Tianara, Windri Handayani, Arifin Surya Dwipa Irsyam, Muhammad Rifqi Hariri, Asih Perwita Dewi, Peniwidiyanti Peniwidiyanti, Muhammad Hisyam Baidlowi, Dian Rosleine, Mega Atria

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Plukenetia volubilis L. has been documented as a new record for the first time in Java, Indonesia. The species is easily distinguished from the native species, P. corniculata Sm., by its exstipellate basilaminar-glands, long cylindrical column, and wingless fruit-lobes. Plukenetia volubilis is cultivated mainly in South America for its beneficial values as food and medicine and was recently introduced to Asia. However, its occurrence in Java has not been reported. We collected specimens from West Java (Depok City, Bandung Barat and Sumedang Regency) and East Java (Malang Regency). Morphological description, identification key, and photographs of the species are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberjtbb84523
JournalJournal of Tropical Biodiversity and Biotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Alien
  • Cultivated
  • Euphorbiaceae
  • Java
  • kacang inka
  • Plukenetia volubilis


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