Canarium megalanthum is a tree growing up to 40 metres tall[
]. The unbuttressed bole can be 70cm in diameter[
The tree is mainly harvested from the wild for its edible seeds, though it also sometimes cultivated, especially in Brunei[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
]. Undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 400 metres, growing on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, occasionally on limestone[
]. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The edible seeds of this species are said to be the largest of any in the genus[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
]. The seed can be 40mm long and 15mm in diameter[
A resin is produced abundantly[
The wood is said to be hard[
The wood of most species in the genus Canarium is usually soft to moderately hard and probably not very durable in exposed positions. It is not, therefore of any great commercial value and is only used locally or not at all[
Seed - we have no specific information for this species but seeds of this genus generally have a hard seed coat and germinate erratically. Filing away some of the seed coat to allow moisture to enter more readily, without damaging the seed, will encourage a faster and more even germination[
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