There has been considerable dispute about whether Ochrosia and Neisosperma are distinct genera. We are following the treatment by Hendrian in Revision of Ochrosia (Apocynaceae) in Malesia; Blumea 49: pp 101-128; 2004 - here they are treated as two sections of the genus Ochrosia[
Lactaria ackeringae Teijsm. & Binn.
Bleekeria ackeringae (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koidz.
Ochrosia littoralis Merr.
Bleekeria littoralis (Merr.) Koidz.
Excavatia littoralis (Merr.) Markgr.
Close-up of the ripe fruit
Photograph by: John Tann
Ochrosia ackeringae is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow from 3 - 13 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although we have no specific records of toxicity, it is worth noting that the sap of several species in this genus is toxic[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Primary forests behind the beach, in the upper basin, along the riverbanks, or open areas; on sandy soil, or shallow phosphatised limestone scree and brown clay loam; mainly at low elevations, ascending to 300 metres[
Seed - raw or cooked[
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