Dacryodes floribunda (King) H.J.Lam
Santiria floribunda King
Dacryodes kingii is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 12 metres tall. The bole can be 20cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of thatch.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia.
Primary and secondary forests at elevations up to 400 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
We have seen no records regarding the edibility of this fruit, but most, if not all, members of the genus have a fruit with a soft, sweet flesh and are potentially edible[
]. The oblong fruit is up to 27mm long and 12mm 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[
The leaves are used for roofing[
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