Adenocrepis lanceolatus (Miq.) Müll.Arg.
Baccaurea glabriflora Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea pyrrhodasya (Miq.) Müll.Arg.
Hedycarpus lanceolatus Miq.
Pierardia pyrrhodasya Miq.
Flowers, growing from the main trunk
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
Baccaurea lanceolata is a variable tree with a dense crown that can range in size from 3 - 30 metres tall[
]. The bole is unbuttressed and can be 5 - 60cm in diameter[
The plant is gathered from the wild and used locally for its edible fruit and medicinal purposes; it is also occasionally cultivated in fruit gardens[
E. Asia - Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia.
Common in lowland, growing in primary and secondary rain forest, on slopes and in riverine forest at elevations from sea level to 1,300 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the hot, humid, lowland tropics.
Plants grow in sandy clay to loam soils in the wild[
Plants can flower and fruit throughout the year[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The pericarp and arillode are edible but sour and are therefore usually eaten with sugar or salt[
]. The globose fruit is about 38mm x 60mm, and is borne in clusters of up to 20 fruits[
The leaves are pounded in bamboo and mixed with water then used in the treatment of stomach-aches[
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[
The wood is hard and durable, but only available in small dimensions[
]. The timber is utilized for house building[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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