Dacryodes expansa is an evergreen tree growing 10 - 25 metres tall. The bole is buttressed[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its edible fruit.
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia.
Primary lowland forests at elevations up to 100 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
]. The broad-ellipsoid fruit is up to 37mm long and 30mm wide[
The flesh of the fruits in this genus usually adheres very strongly to the seed. When placed in hot (but not boiling) water at around 60 - 85°c the fruit softens and swells and all the flesh then slides easily off the seed[
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