Nephelium maingayi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 90cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 140cm high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary mixed dipterocarp and secondary forest on flat land (often in peat swamps and periodically flooded riverbanks), slopes and ridges; on peat, sandy or low nutrient clays, mostly at low to medium elevations, exceptionally up to 1,000 - 1,600 m[
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Species in this genus generally succeed in full sun to partial shade, growing best in a deep, frertile, well-drained soil[
Species in this genus are generally dioecious, though monoecious forms are sometimes found. Normally, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are reguired'451].
The fruit is edible, but of no economic importance[
]. The fruit is a more-or-less flattened-ellipsoid, 20 - 27mm long, 12 - 18mm wide and 10 - 12mm thick[
The timber is of a good quality and is used for many purposes[
Seed - it has a very short viability and so needs to be sown as soon as it is extracted from the fruit[
]. Wash the seed first to remove traces of the fruit[
]. Sow the seed in containers or in a nursery seedbed in light shade - germination should take place in 7 - 20 days[
]. Properly cared for, the seedlings grow rapidly[
]. They quickly produce a large root system and so need to be planted out into their permanent positions when still young[
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