Burckella macrantha H.J.Lam
Burckella macropoda macrantha (H.J.Lam) H.J.Lam & P.Royen
Burckella multinervis H.J.Lam
Chelonespermum fijiense Hemsl.
Burckella fijiensis is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow 25 metres or more tall. The straight bole can be 30cm or more in diameter[
The plant provides a popular fruit within its range and also supplies a useful timber. It is often harvested from the wild and is sometimes grown as a fruit crop within its native range[
Pacific - Fiji.
Dense forest, forest edges at an elevation from sea level to 825 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun and in moderate shade[
]. Tolerates dry conditions, though grows best in a moist soil[
Fruit - raw or roasted[
]. Ripe fruits are soft and fragrant with a delicious, delicate-tasting tasting flesh[
]. The brown fruit can be 6 - 8cm in diameter[
The leaves are used medicinally[
All parts of the plant contain an abundant white latex[
A useful timber tree[
]. The wood is sometimes used for spears and the frameworks of houses[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
Cuttings. These can be difficult to establish[
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