Knema glauca is an evergreen tree with a light, open canopy; it can grow from 5 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be free of branches for up to half its height, stilt roots up to 1 metre tall are sometimes present[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its seed and timber.
Southeast Asia - peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary and degraded evergreen forest, including mixed dipterocarp; forest edges, riverine forest, periodically inundated forest, pole forest, thickets; on a great variety of soils; at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
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A tree mainly of moist, tropical lowlands, ascending also to elevations up to 1,000 metres[
Trees are found on a wide variety of soils in the wild, including sandstone, clay, and lateritic, granitic, and black soil, (coral-)limestone, alluvial soils[
Trees can flower and fruit all year round[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The seeds are used for vegetable oils and fats[
The heartwood is reddish, the sapwood whitish[
]. It is used locally[
Seed - dries out easily, loses its viability rapidly, and cannot be stored. It is best sown in a shaded position in a nursery seedbed - germination is usually fairly quick with the seed of most species sprouting within 2 - 17 weeks[
]. Grow the young plants on in a shady position, planting them out in their permanent positions when large enough.
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