Baccaurea sarawakensis is a tree with a dense crown usually growing 3 - 18 metres tall, but occasionally reaching 21 metres[
]. The unbuttressed bole can be 4 - 21cm in diameter[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary rain forests, usually at elevations from sea level up to 800 metres, but occasionally ascending to 1,600 metres[
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Plants grow wild on loamy soils[
The plant can flower and fruit through most of the year[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Although we have no specific record of edibility for this species, the fruits of all members of this genus are said to be edible, with a flavour that can be acid to sweet[
]. The subglobose fruits can be up to 30mm 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[
Although we have no specific information for this species, most members of this genus produce an excellent timber, which can be used to build houses and boats and to make furniture[
Seed - when sown fresh it usually germinates in a few days[
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