Otophora cambodiana Pierre
Otophora fruticosa (Roxb.) Blume
Otophora resecta Radlk.
Sapindus fruticosus Roxb.
Common Name: Chammaliang
Photograph by: Honey
Chammaliang is a shrub or a tree, usually growing from 1.5 - 10 metres tall, but exceptionally to 15 metres. The bole can be 2 - 15cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood. It is occasionally cultivated in the garden as an ornamental and food plant in southeast Asia[
Southeast. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Primary and secondary vegetation, probably mainly in open places in the forest, along the edges, on ridges, along rivers, swamps, the beach, logged areas, abandoned plantations and grasslands, at elevations from sea level to 1,400 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Plants are found in the wild in a wide range of situations and in soils ranging from dry to swampy; rich as well as poor; clayey as well as sandy; acid as well as basic[
The fruit can be eaten fresh, as it is sweet when ripe[
]. The dark red to black fruit is up to 4cm in diameter[
Seed - roasted. Not unlike a chestnut in flavour[
]. The seed can be up to 2cm in diameter[
The root is used in a compound poultice to relieve itching and to lower temperature during fever[
The wood is hard, heavy and durable. It is used locally for house building[
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