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Useful Tropical Plants

Pouteria maclayana

(F.Muell.) Baehni

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Bassia dubia Gaertn.

Bassia maclayana F.Muell.

Beauvisagea pomifera (Peckolt) Pierre ex Baill.

Bureavella macleyana (F.Muell.) Pierre

Illipe maclayana (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Lucuma maclayana (F.Muell.) H.J.Lam

Lucuma navicularis H.J.Lam

Lucuma pomifera Peckolt

Planchonella pomifera (Pierre ex Baill.) Dubard

Pouteria navicularis (H.J.Lam) Baehni

Sideroxylon pomiferum (Pierre ex Baill.) Engl.

Sideroxylon zippelianum Pierre ex Boerl.

Common Name:

Pouteria maclayana
Young tree in native habitat
Photograph by: Tjut Jul Fatisa Bangun
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General Information

Pouteria maclayana is a tree that can grow up to 27 metres tall but is usually smaller. The bole can be 60cm in diameter, it commonly has buttresses[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Habitat

Found mainly on the coast and at elevations up to 500 metres[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height18.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - cooked[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
]. The orange, fibrous flesh has a sickly sweet smell. The light olive-green fruits are like flattened spheres about 75 - 100mm across containing 2 - 3 large seeds 60mm long and 25mm wide[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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