Heynea cochinchinensis Baill.
Napeodendron altissimum Ridl.
Walsura angulata Craib
Walsura cochinchinensis (Baill.) Harms
Walsura elata Pierre
Walsura hypoleuca Kurz
Walsura neurodes Hiern
Walsura yunnanensis C.Y.Wu
Walsura pinnata is an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 4 metres tall, or a tree with a rounded canopy that can grow up to 18 metres tall, with exceptional specimens up to 37 metres. The straight bole can be free of branches for about two thirds of the height of the tree and up to 62cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea.
A mid-canopy tree in undisturbed to slightly disturbed or open sites in mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests; on hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and streams; on clay to sandy soils, also on limestone; at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
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]. The succulent, sweet-tasting flesh can be white or colourless[
] The fruit is a brown-orange, fleshy berry 12 - 28mm in diameter, surrounding a single seed[
The bark and fruits are rich in tannins, A decoction of them is used as a treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery[
The yellow wood is hard and durable[
]. It is used in construction, especially for houses[
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