Baccaurea reticulata velutina Ridl.
Baccaurea velutina is a shrub or a tree with a dense crown; usually growing from 9 - 15 metres tall but sometimes plants can be as small as 2 metres or as large as 18 metres[
]. The unbuttressed bole can be 6 - 24cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia.
Rain forests, on ridges, rarely in swamps at elevations from 330 - 1,450 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
], A sour flavour[
]. A sweet flavour[
]. The globose fruits are up to 25mm 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[
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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