Xanthophyllum rufum is a tree growing up to 40 metres tall with a bole 60cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is also a source of wood, and is used as an insect repellent.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 300 metres. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant, or planted[
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A plant of the moist, lowland tropics.
Grows in the wild on a range of soils from sandy to clayey[
]. The greenish-brown, globular fruit is about 18mm in diameter[
The leaves, when spread over agricultural fields, deter pests[
The wood is used locally[
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