Knema tenuinervia is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is a source of an oil and a latex.
E. Asia - southwest China, northeast India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos.
Moist, dense, evergreen forests, mountains, ravines; at elevations from 500 - 1,000 metres in southern China[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The seeds contain around 24% fat, which is used in industry[
The bark and heart wood secrete a red latex[
The timber of this species is rather heavy, with coarse fibre[
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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