Jonesia declinata Jack
Jonesia palembanica Miq.
Saraca biglandulosa Pierre
Saraca cauliflora Baker
Saraca crassifolia Ridl.
Saraca elegans Ridl.
Saraca indica Miq.
Saraca lanceolata Merr.
Saraca longistyla Ridl.
Saraca macroptera Miq.
Saraca obtusifolia Miq.
Saraca palembanica (Miq.) Baker
Saraca thorelii Gagnep.
Saraca triandra Baker
Saraca declinata is a tree usually growing up to 10 metres tall, though occasionally reaching 29 metres and sometimes only a shrub 3 - 6 metres tall. The bole usually has very small buttresses[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials. It is occasionally grown as an ornamental[
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia
A wide range of habitats: primary forest, swamp forests, often along rivers, on clay soil, rich soil, sand, also on limestone; at elevations up to 600 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun and in moderate shade[
]. Requires a moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter[
Plants can flower and produce fruit throughout the year[
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
The flowers are sometimes used in the preparation of soups[
The seeds are edible[
The wood is usually only available in small dimensions and so is only used for making small utensils[
]. It is sometimes used for making parang (knife) handles[
Seed - if the seed is harvested when ripe and sown immediately, preferably after soaking in water for 12 hours, it will germinate within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out within 6 - 12 months[
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