Baccaurea montana Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea plurilocularis J.J.Sm.
Baccaurea papuana is a shrub or tree with a dense crown growing from 4 - 20 metres tall. The unbuttressed bole can be 6 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, which is eaten locally.
Australasia - New Guinea to Bismarck Islands.
Primary and secondary rain forest, and swamp forest at elevations from sea level to 1,300 metres[
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Plants grow in the wild on laterite to clay soils[
Plants can flower and fruit almost throughout the year[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. Harsh, but refreshing[
]. The pear-shaped to globose fruits are up to 43mm long and 40mm 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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