Elaeocarpus argentellus Knuth
Elaeocarpus matangensis Knuth
Elaeocarpus pedunculatus is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be up to 52cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
A sub-canopy tree in undisturbed to disturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, scrub and coastal forests, mostly growing on hillsides and ridges, but also common in alluvial places; at elevations up to 1,700 metres.
Found in the wild on sandy to silty soils[
]. We have no more specific information for this species, but members of this genus generally grow well in full sun to moderate shade, requiring a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[
]. The green-blue, fleshy drupes are around 11mm long[
The seed of most species in this genus is covered by a hard, woody shell and can be very slow and erratic to germinate, sometimes taking 2 years or more. Filing down the shell, or cracking it (being very careful not to damage the seed) in order to allow the ingress of moisture can help to greatly speed up germination. Sow the seed in containers in light shade. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out,
Cuttings of almost ripe shoots, in a sandy soil in a frame. The leaves should be left on the stem.[
]. Many species strike readily from cuttings.
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