Knema elegans is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow up to 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild as the source of an oil.
E. Asia - southwest China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam.
Mountain slopes, low hills, ravines; at elevations from 500 - 1,700 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The seeds contain around 20% fat, which is used in industry[
Seed - dries out easily, loses its viability rapidly, and cannot be stored. It is best sown in a shaded position in a nursery seedbed - germination is usually fairly quick with the seed of most species sprouting within 2 - 17 weeks[
]. Grow the young plants on in a shady position, planting them out in their permanent positions when large enough.
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