Buaq lipet

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Common Names

Kelabit
  • Buaq Lipet (Lipat)
English
  • A type of myrtle
Malay
  • n/a

Encyclopedic info

Scientific name
Decaspermum fruticosum (1) a member of the myrtaceae or myrtle family
English
- A type of wild berry that turns maroon or dark red when ripe. It looks like cranberry, and tastes sour.
- Suitable as a bonsai (2)
Malay
- Sejenis buah beri tempatan liar yang berwarna merah gelap apabila masak. Rupanya seperti cranberi, dan rasanya masam.
- Boleh ditanam sebagai 'bonsai'

Uses

  1. The fruit is edible, sweet and tasty (1)
  2. Good as fencing posts, as cut branches easily root and resprout (1)

References

  1. Ethnobotany of the Iban & the Kelabit by Hanne Christensen
  2. http://www.uog.edu