Agathisanthes javanica Blume
Ceratostachys arborea Blume
Daphniphyllopsis capitata Kurz
Nyssa arborea (Blume) Koord.
Nyssa bifida Craib
Nyssa leptophylla W.P.Fang & T.P.Chen
Nyssa sessiliflora Hook.f. & Thomson
Nyssa wenshanensis longipedunculata W.P.Fang & Soong
Nyssa javanica is a briefly deciduous to evergreen tree that can grow up to 50 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to half its height, 30 - 100cm in diameter and sometimes with very small buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. It is planted as a pioneer species in reforestation projects in Thailand[
E. Asia - southeastern China, northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Evergreen primary forests, often along streams, at elevations up to 2,500 metres in Laos[
]. On gentle slopes and ridge tops in primary submontane forests at about 1,400 - 1,500 metres in Borneo.
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A plant of subtropical to tropical regions, usually at elevations from 600 - 2,500 metres but occasionally descending to 100 metres. It grows in both regions with a distinct dry season and those with year-round rainfall[
A fast-growing tree[
Some reports say the tree is dioecious[
], whilst others say that plants have either male or bisexual flowers[
]. If dioecious, both male and female forms will need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. A sweet aroma, but a bitter, acid taste[
]. The juicy flesh surrounding the single seed is eaten[
]. It is sometimes cooked in syrup before consumption[
]. The fruit is a drupe with a leathery wall, it can be up to 25mm in diameter[
The tree is planted as a pioneer species in northern Thailand in reforestation projects to restore native woodland - it is planted in degraded woodland and open areas in a mix with various other species that all have the ability to grow fast; produce dense, weed-suppressing crowns; and attract seed-dispersing wildlife, particularly birds and bats[
The wood is rather heavy and dense. It is not highly appreciated[
]. It is used for house building under cover, interior finish, furniture, packing cases and tea boxes, and for the production of veneer and plywood. It is suitable for the production of wood-wool board[
The wood is used for fuel[
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