Baccaurea reticulata is a shrub or a tree with a dense crown growing from 6 - 28 metres tall. The bole can be 21 - 60cm in diameter, it is sometimes fluted for up to 2 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, which is eaten locally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Secondary rain forests at elevations from sea level to 330 metres[
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Plants are found in the wild on yellow sandy loam soils[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellow, transparent pulp has a pleasant, sweet flavour[
]. The brightly coloured, grey to brown-yellow, globose fruits are up to 51mm 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[
The dull red wood is hard and does not split during drying[
]. Although we have no more 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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