Baccaurea bracteata (PROSEA)

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Baccaurea bracteata Muell. Arg.

Family: Euphorbiaceae


Baccaurea crassifolia J.J. Smith.

Vernacular names

  • Monkey's tampoi (En)
  • Indonesia: pangal (Kalimantan)
  • Malaysia: rambai hutan, tampoi bunga (Peninsular), tampoi kera paya; tampoi paya (Sabah)


Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo.


The fruit is edible but acid. The timber is good.


  • Tree, up to 20 m tall.
  • Leaves up to 17 cm × 9 cm.
  • Fruit a globose trilocular capsule, 1.5-2 cm diameter, dark red, 1-2 together on short shoots.

Common in swamp and peat forests at low altitudes.

Selected sources

  • Airy Shaw, H.K., 1981. The Euphorbiaceae of Sumatra. Kew Bulletin 36: 239 374.
  • Burkill, I.H., 1966. A dictionary of the economic products of the Malay Peninsula. 2nd ed. 2 Volumes. Ministry of Agriculture and Co operatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2444 pp.
  • Corner, E.J.H., 1988. Wayside trees of Malaya. 3rd ed. 2 Volumes. The Malaysian Nature Society. United Selangor Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 774 pp.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen