Baccaurea bivalvis Merr.
Baccaurea kingii Gage
Calyptroon sumatranum Miq.
Baccaurea sumatrana is a tree with a dense crown usually growing 15 - 43 metres tall, but sometimes as small as 4 metres. The bole can be 5 - 35cm in diameter, buttresses up to 1 metre high are sometimes present[
The tree produces a useful timber. The fruit is probably edible[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
A subcanopy tree of primary and secondary rainforests at elevations from sea level to 1,550 metres[
]. Mostly found on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, sometimes also on limestone[
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Plants are found in the wild on sand or sandy clay soils[
Plants can produce fruit throughout the year[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Although we have no specific record of edibility for this species, the fruits of all members of this genus are said to be edible, with a flavour that can be acid to sweet[
]. The yellow-red, ellipsoid fruits are up to 17mm long and 10mm 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 used for timber[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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