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Snake fruit

Salacca zalacca


The fruits grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin.


A species of palm tree (family Arecaceae) native to Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia.


I saw these fruits walking by the beach -- I've never seen them before. What are they?

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Hannelore 8 years ago

wow, thanks Priscilla for letting me know! I've never had them before -- I'll make sure to look out for it next time & try it

chua.priscilla 8 years ago

My parents call them the 'snake skin' fruit. Quite nice to eat!

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 27, 2011
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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