Baccaurea membranacea Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea trunciflora Merr.
Baccaurea odoratissima is a shrub or tree with a dense crown growing from 2 - 17 metres tall. The unbuttressed bole can be 5 - 20cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Primary or secondary forests at elevations from sea level to 1,250 metres, occasionally to 1,500 metres[
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Plants grow in the wild on basalt, yellow sandy clay and blackish sandstone soils[
Plants can flower fruit through most of the year[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. The globose fruit is up to 13mm 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[
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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