Mangifera decandra is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 50 metres tall. The straight bole canbe free of branches for 15 - 20 metres and up to 110cm in diameter, without buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is sometimes grown for its fruit in forest gardens within its native range[
The bark sap can cause skin irritation[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia (Borneo only), Brunei, Indonesia.
A mid-canopy tree growing in undisturbed lowland mixed dipterocarp forest at elevations up to 800 metres, but usually much lower[
]. Found also in more open secondary forest, and sometimes in freshwater swamps[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw. A fleshy drupe, with an edible sweet-sour whitish flesh and a thin skin only 1mm wide[
]. The dirty white pulp is sour and acid, very fibrous[
]. A sour flavour[
]. The green-reddish-brown, ellipsoid fruits are around 120 - 160 mm long and 105mm wide, containing a single, large seed. Each fruit can weigh up to 0.9 kilos[
The heartwood is a silky pale brown to reddish; it is not clearly demarcated from the wide band of white to pale yellow sapwood[
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