Xerospermum acuminatum Radlk.
Xerospermum unijugum Radlk.
Xerospermum laevigatum varies from a shrub up to a tree that can be 36 metres tall. The bole can be up to 1 metre in diameter with buttresses up to 2.5 metres high and 2.3 metres spreading[
The tree yields a timber and an edible fruit, which are sometimes used locally though not highly appreciated.
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary and sometimes secondary forests, on dry land, crests, etc., on sandy clay or sandstone; at elevations up to 700 metres[
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A plant of the lowland moist tropics.
The thin sarcotesta surrounding the seed is edible and of good flavour[
The pulped stone and the leaves are used to alleviate stomach-ache[
The opinions on the timber quality are rather divergent, ranging from being suitable only for fuel, to being an inferior timber, or to being a good, tough, and durable timber[
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