Baccaurea beccariana Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea malayana King.
Cheilosa malayana (Hook.f.) Corner. ex Airy Shaw.
Common Name: Lang Khae
Lang khae is a tree with a dense crown that can range in height from about 8 - 27 metres tall[
It is sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit, especially in southeastern Asia, where it is highly regarded and is often sold in local markets[
E. Asia - Malaysia, Sumatra.
Primary and secondary rain forest, and peat swamp forest at elevations from sea level up to 650 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the tropical rainforests[
Yields of 300 kilos of fruit per tree have been achieved[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - eaten out of hand[
]. The taste of the flesh is sweet with some sourness[
]. The yellowish-brown fruit is an ellipsoid capsule that is about 4 - 5cm in diameter[
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 timber is used for posts, planks, house beams[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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