Terminalia megalocarpa is an evergreen tree that can grow from 15 metres (in cultivation) up to 45 metres (in the forest) tall. The cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter, it can be unbranched for up to 20 metres, though sometimes branches from low down[
]. In drier climates the tree is likely to be deciduous[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. It is a major exportable hardwood in New Guinea[
Australasia - New Guinea to the Solomon Islands.
A canopy or emergent tree in lowland forests[
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A selected yellow fleshed form is eaten in the Solomon Islands[
Fruit - the fleshy pulp is eaten[
]. The fruit is up to 8cm long[
The wood is used for traditional house construction[
]. It is a major exportable hardwood in New Guinea[
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