Canarium articulatum Engl. ex Koord.
Canarium caudatifolium Merr.
Canarium crassifolium Merr.
Canarium cuspidatum Merr.
Canarium gilvescens Miq.
Canarium kadondon Benn. in Hook.f.
Canarium minahassae Koord.
Canarium montanum Korth. ex Miq.
Canarium reticulatum Ridl.
Canarium rostriferum Miq.
Dracontomelon cuspidatum Blume
Hemisantiria rostrata H.J. Lam
Santiria montana Blume
Santiria rostrata Blume
Santiria samarensis Merr.
Dacryodes rostrata is an evergreen tree usually growing 5 - 25 metres tall, but with some specimens up to 35 metres. The bole is usually 20 - 50cm in diameter, occasionally to 120cm[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, timber and resin. It is occasionally cultivated for its fruit[
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines.
A subcanopy tree in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 700 metres. Found throughout the forest (rarely in swamps) on most soil types, including limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The oily, yellowish-purple flesh is sweet and creamy[
]. The fruits can be preserved in salt or soy sauce and eaten as an appetizer with rice or porridge[
]. The fruit is a yellow-brown, fleshy drupe about 26mm 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[
A resin obtained from the tree is used for making torches[
The wood is used for planks and paddy pounders[
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