Baccaurea affinis Müll.Arg.
Baccaurea rostrata Merr.
Baccaurea scortechinii Hook.f.
Baccaurea singaporica Pax & K.Hoffm.
Pierardia dasystachya Miq.
Pierardia parviflora Müll.Arg.
Fruits ripening along the main trunk
Photograph by: loupok
Baccaurea parviflora is a shrub or tree with a dense crown growing from 3 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 4 - 21cm in diameter, it is unbuttressed, but is sometimes fluted at the base[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood and edible fruit, which are used locally.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
An understorey tree of primary and secondary evergreen forest, steep hillsides to dry parts of swamps to alluvial forest at elevations from sea level to 1,250 metres[
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Plants grow wild in sandstone and white sandy soils[
Plants can flower and fruit for most of the year[
]. They flower mainly after dry weather[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. A sweet-sour flavour[
]. Best when cooked[
]. The purplish fruits can be 16 - 32mm long and 7 - 15mm 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[
The wood is hard and durable[
]. It is used for making small utensils[
]. The wood is used as boxwood[
]. A rather ambiguous statement - does this mean like the wood of box (Buxus spp.) which is hard, dense and of high quality; or does it mean that the wood is of poor quality and only used for making boxes?[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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