Melicocca amoena Hassk.
Otolepis amoena (Hassk.) Walp.
Otophora amoena (Hassk.) Blume
Schleichera amoena (Hassk.) Walp.
Lepisanthes amoena is a shrub growing up to 6 metres tall, or a tree growing up to 10 metres tall. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a local source of food, medicine and wood. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary (or secondary) forests, scrub, or bamboo forests, often along rivers, in swamp forests, or even in periodically inundated localities, but also on dry land, at elevations up to 400 metres, exceptionally to 1,650 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The plant grows in the wild on both acid and basic soils, on loams, clay and sand[
The often large pseudostipules, appressed to the twigs, are used as shelter by ants[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellowish to white pulp has a sweet flavour[
]. The brownish or purple fruit is up to 25mm x 30mm[
The bark, as well as the young leaves, contain saponin and are applied against ulcers[
An extract of the bark is used against hoarseness[
The wood is very hard[
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