This species is very closely related to Canarium littorale[
Canarium nitidum A.W.Benn.
Canarium parvifolium A.W.Benn.
Canarium patentinervium is an evergreen tree; it can grow 12 - 40 metres tall. The bole, which is sometimes buttressed, can be up to 50cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its edible seed and for its wood, which is only used as a fuel.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
A common understorey tree in lowland and hill forest[
]. Primary rainforests, usually at elevations up to 450 metres, occasionally to 1,150 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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A plant of the lowland moist tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,150 metres.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The wood is soft and light in weight[
]. It is only used as a fuel[
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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