Baccaurea elmeri Merr.
Baccaurea latifolia King ex Hook.f.
Baccaurea puberula Merr.
Pierardia pubera Miq.
Baccaurea pubera is a tree with a dense crown growing 6 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be 5 - 40cm in diameter, it is sometimes fluted and rarely has buttresses up to 30cm out from the tree and up to 6cm thick[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
A mid-canopy tree of primary, rarely secondary, rain forest at elevations from sea level up to 660 metres, occasionally to 1,650 metres[
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Plants grow wild on yellow sand and clay soils[
Plants flower and fruit for much of the year[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet flavour[
]. The pear-shaped fruits are up to 35mm long and 404mm 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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