Mangifera camptosperma Pierre
Mangifera reba Pierre
Mangifera gedebe is an evergreen tree; it usually grows up to 15 metres tall, though specimens up to 30 metres are known. The bole is usually up to 45cm in diameter, occasionally to 60cm, without buttresses but often swollen at the base[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is sometimes cultivated for its fruit within its native range[
The species is rare and urgently requires conservation in Eastern Borneo[
E. Asia - Nicobar and Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
On river banks in lowland or swamp forests[
]. Marshy places, temporarily inundated areas, river levees, along marshy lakes, often gregarious; tropical ever wet lowland forest[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the
Fruit - raw or cooked. It is consumed at a very young stage, complete with the still soft seed and endocarp, in a dish called rujak, which is made up of cut-up, unripe fruits of different kinds in a sweet, very spicy sauce[
]. The fruits are only edible when unripe and are very sour; when ripe, the pulp is too scanty, too full of fibres and too hard[
]. The fruit is an obliquely subrotund drupe, 8 - 9cm in diameter, with a thin, fibrous flesh surrounding a single, large seed[
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