Baccaurea crassifolia J.J.Sm.
Sapium sterculiaceum Wall.
Baccaurea bracteata is a shrub or tree with a dense crown growing from 2 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be 4 - 40cm in diameter, it sometimes has buttresses, which can be up to 1 metre tall and 13cm thick; stilt roots are occasionally present[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruits and useful wood, which are used locally.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary or secondary rain forest, freshwater swamp, peat swamp, heath swamp, kerangas, rarely in mangrove forest at elevations from sea level up to 390 metres, occasionally to 900 metres[
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The plant is often found in the wild in Kerangas forest - a type of moist, heath forest found on acidic, sandy soils that are low in nutrients, especially nitrogen[
]. Plants are usually found on white sands in the wild[
Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. An acid flavour[
]. The globose fruits are 20 - 25mm in diameter[
We have no specific information on this species, but the bark of several members of this genus is used to relieve eye inflammation[
In common with other trees that produce their flowers and fruits on the trunk of the tree, members of this genus are generally considered to be good support trees for the climbing rattan palms, which are grown to provide material for basket making, weaving into furniture, making ropes etc[
We have no specific information for this species, but the bark of several members of this genus is used, along with other ingredients, as a dyestuff to colour silk yellow, red or mauve, using the dyeing process known as 'pekan' in Malay[
A good timber[
]. The wood is used in construction[
]. The stems are used in making laminaang, the traditional Dayak Kenya longhouse[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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