This species is closely related to Burckella obovata, distinguished by the smaller leaves and flowers[
Burckella sorei is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow up to 33 metres tall. The bole is fluted, with steep and broad buttresses up to 2.4 metres tall[
The tree is a source of timber, harvested for trade. It also supplies an edible fruit and a latex for the local population.
The plant is threatened by logging activities and over-exploitation, especially as it occurs in a region subject to heavy logging activities. It is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Western Pacific - Solomon Isles
Primary lowland rainforest[
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Fruit - raw or baked[
]. The obovoid-ellipsoid fruit can be up to 75mm long and 38mm in diameter, containing a single large seed[
A copious white exudate (latex) flows from cuts into the trunk[
The wood is orange-yellow to pink brown[
]. A source of timber[
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