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The fruits of Uvaria grandiflora

January 25, 2011

Uvaria grandiflora (Annonaceae) is a fantastic climber from the south of Thailand. The starfish-like flowers come in red and cream colours, and both forms grow in front of Dokmai Garden’s entrance building.

Many visitors have remarked they have never seen it anywhere, and many people who live here in town would like to buy it. Unfortunately we have failed to propagate it vegetatively, but as you can see from the picture below, this year we got fruits! If the seeds are viable we should be happy to enrich the Chiang Mai gardens with another gem of the native jungles.

Eric Danell

The flowers are the size of your palm.


The fruits are currently ripening at Dokmai Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2015 9:28 PM

    what do the fruts taste like?

    • July 27, 2015 8:55 PM

      I really have not seen this. That is why I was looking for some seeds. Can you provide seeds please

      • July 28, 2015 12:32 PM

        Sorry, we are no longer in Thailand.

        Good luck, Eric

  2. April 3, 2015 9:07 PM

    Uvaria grandiflora,

    Do you have seeds of this fruit

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