Terminalia sepicana is an evergreen tree with a spreading, dense crown; it can grow from 25 - 50 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 20 metres, around 60cm in diameter and with buttresses up to 250cm high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. The wood is said to be a major exportable hardwood in New Guinea[
Australasia - northeast New Guinea, New Britain.
An emergent or large canopy tree in rain forests, often in swampy areas, at low to medium elevations[
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The fruit is said to be edible[
]. The reddish-purple, ellipsoid fruit is 40 - 50mm long by 25 - 30mm wide and 15 - 20mm thick (these measurements are of a dried specimen, a fresh fruit would be larger[
The fruit is said to exude a red dye[
The heartwood is light brown; the sapwood is straw-coloured[
]. The wood is said to be very soft[
]. The wood is said to be a major exportable hardwood in New Guinea[
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