Baccaurea platyphylla Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea platyphylloides Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea pubera tomentella Miq.
Baccaurea pyriformis is a tree with a dense crown growing 7 - 30 metres tall. The bole is 8 - 50cm in diameter, small buttresses are sometimes present[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
A mid-canopy tree of primary rain forests at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres[
]. Mostly found on alluvial sites, but also on hillsides and ridges[
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Plants grow in the wild on sandstone and sandy loam 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[
]. The pear-shaped fruits are up to 38mm long and 34mm 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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