Dacryodes kostermansii Kalkman
Santiria macrocarpa King
Dacryodes macrocarpa is an evergreen tree usually growing 10 - 25 metres tall with some specimens to 40 metres. The bole can be up to 65cm in diameter with stilt roots or stilted buttresses[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Primary lowland forests usually at elevations up to 50 metres, occasionally ascending to 400 metres. Apparently found mostly in low, wet or swampy localities[
]. Also in mixed dipterocarp forest on hillsides and ridges with poor sandy soils[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
]. The fruit is a fleshy drupe up to 30mm long[
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 - 85Â°c the fruit softens and swells and all the flesh then slides easily off the seed[
The wood is used for construction[
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