Pentaphalangium latissimum (Miq.) Lauterb.
Garcinia latissima is an evergreen tree growing up to 40 metres tall, though usually smaller. The straight, cylindrical bole sometimes has short buttresses, it can be around 50 - 80cm in diameter and unbranched for up to 20 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea.
A canopy or emergent tree in primary rain forest at elevations around 800 metres[
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The yellow-brown wood is hard[
]. It is used for making tobacco pipes[
Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
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