Boschia grandiflora Mast.
Durio grandiflorus is a medium-sized tree growing up to 30 metres tall, with a bole up to 50cm in diameter, and buttresses that are low and rounded[
The edible fruits are gathered mainly from the wild, though the tree is also occasionally cultivated[
The species is suffering from some genetic erosion and has been classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2009)[
Southeast Asia - Borneo.
Lowland mixed dipterocarp rainforest[
]. Rainforests, at elevations up to 500 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the lowland moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 500 metres[
Often found on clay-rich soils in the wild[
The aril around the seeds is edible[
]. The fruit is an ellipsoid capsule, up to 20cm x 15cm, with stiff spines up to 2cm long[
]. Inside are a number of brown seeds each about 3cm long and covered by a yellow, edible aril[
The relatively durable wood is used in interior construction and for making cheaper types of furniture and packing cases[
We do not have any more information on the wood of this species. However, a general description of the wood for species in this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is pink-brown, red, or deep red-brown; it is not always sharply demarcated from the white, pale yellow-brown or light reddish-yellow sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight to interlocked; somewhat lustrous; it is reported to have a foetid odour. The wood is not durable, and not resistant to termite attack; the sapwood is prone to powder-post beetle attack. It dries rapidly, but thin boards may tend to cup. The wood saws easily and generally dresses smoothly; nailing qualities are good. It is used for purposes such as furniture components, veneer and plywood, light construction[
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