Xanthophyllum obscurum is a tree growing up to 47 metres tall[
]. The bole can be 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
Southeast Asia - peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane rain forests at elevations up to 1,000 metres. On hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant[
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Grows in the wild on a range of soils from sandy to clayey[
The sweet, white pulp around the seeds is edible[
]. The fruit is a dull pinkish-brown globose berry up to 14cm in diameter[
The timber is hard but probably not durable[
]. It is used for making knife sheaths[
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