Santiria puberula A.W.Benn.
Dacryodes puberula is an evergreen tree growing 15 - 21 metres tall. The bole has small buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia.
Moist forests at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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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 ellipsoid fruit is around 15mm long and 10mm 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 wood is very hard and durable. It is used in house building[
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