Baccaurea kunstleri (PROSEA)

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Baccaurea kunstleri King ex Gage

Family: Euphorbiaceae


Baccaurea cordata Merr.

Vernacular names

  • Malaysia: rambai hutan
  • Thailand: mafai-ling (Narathiwat), chamrai (Nakhon Si Thammarat), kachampuling, kacham puuling (Trang).


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


The fruits are edible.


  • Tree, 20-30 m tall, with small buttresses.
  • Leaves with conspicuously scalariform secondary nerves.
  • Infructescence up to 24 cm long.
  • Fruit a subglobose trilocular capsule, 2 cm long, velutinous.

On low hillsides on sandy loam or granitic sand, in evergreen forest or scrub, up to 100 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • Airy Shaw, H.K., 1972. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam. Kew Bulletin 26: 191-363.
  • Airy Shaw, H.K., 1981. The Euphorbiaceae of Sumatra. Kew Bulletin 36: 239-374.


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