Close-up of the fruit
Photograph by: Cerlin Ng
Baccaurea angulata is a tree with a dense crown growing 6 - 21 metres tall. The bole is unbuttressed; it can be 10 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, which is eaten locally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary and secondary rain forest, riverine and non-riverine forests at elevations from sea level to 800 metres[
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Found in the wild on sandstone or laterite soils[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet to sour flavour[
]. The obovoid fruit can be 50cm long and 26mm wide[
We have no specific information on this species, but the bark of several members of this genus is used to relieve eye inflammation[
In common with other trees that produce their flowers and fruits on the trunk of the tree, members of this genus are generally considered to be good support trees for the climbing rattan palms, which are grown to provide material for basket making, weaving into furniture, making ropes etc[
We have no specific information for this species, but the bark of several members of this genus is used, along with other ingredients, as a dyestuff to colour silk yellow, red or mauve, using the dyeing process known as 'pekan' in Malay[
Although we have no specific information for this species, most members of this genus produce an excellent timber, which can be used to build houses and boats and to make furniture[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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