Baliospermum analayanum Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.
Baliospermum malayanum Hook.f.
Cheilosa homaliifolia Merr.
Cheilosa malayana (Hook.f.) Corner ex Airy Shaw
Scortechinia malayana (Hook.f.) Ridl.
Cheilosa montana is a tree that can grow from 25 - 35 metrres tall. The bole is up to 50cm in diameter and is fluted at the base[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. It is occasionally cultivated[
SE Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Primary and hill forest, swamp forest, along rivers, on ridges; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The plant is found in a range of soils in the wild, from yellow clays to red sands[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. They are also used to prepare an alcoholic drink[
]. The pale green to yellow, ellipsoid fruit is up to 5cm long, it has a thick, woody pericarp enclosing the white flesh[
The wood is white to yellow[
]. It is durable, but liable to split and is used for posts[
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