It is possible that the species is conspecific with Durio affinis[
Durio testudinarum is a tree growing up to 25 metres tall with low and rounded buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, and also supplies a useful timber.
The tree is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2009)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland mixed dipterocarp forest[
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A plant of the lowland, moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 700 metres[
Found most commonly in clay-rich, well-drained soils[
The fleshy aril around the seeds is edible[
]. The fruit is a greenish-yellow, globose capsule 10 - 15 cm in diameter, superficially 5-lobed, covered with conical-pyramidal spines 7 - 10 mm long[
]. The seeds are completely covered with an edible yellow 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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