Baccaurea suvrae Chakrab. & M.Gangop.
Pierardia dulcis Jack
Common Name: Rambai
Rambai is a tree with a dense crown that can range in size from 3 - 30 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use - it is often sold in local markets and the plant is also sometimes cultivated for its fruit within its native range[
E. Asia - Sumatra, Java.
Primary rain forest at elevations of 90 - 700 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the hot, tropical lowlands[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked[
]. A pleasant, melting, white flesh[
]. The flavour is normally sweet but is sometimes acid[
]. The small, yellow, globose fruits are produced in small clusters[
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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