Baccaurea pyriformis (PROSEA)

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Baccaurea pyriformis Gage

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Vernacular names

  • Fig tampoi (En)
  • Indonesia, Malaysia: tampoi tunggau, tampoi burung.


Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.


The fruits are edible.


  • Tree, up to 20 m tall.
  • Leaves elliptic-ovate, up to 13 cm × 6 cm.
  • Fruiting bunches on the branches below the leaves; fruit a globose, fig or pear-shaped capsule, about 2.5 cm × 1 cm, with woody pericarp and orange-red flesh.

Frequent in lowland forests.

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., 1965. Check-list of Ficus in Asia and Australasia with keys to identification. The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 21: 1-186.
  • Ridley, H.N., 1922-1925. The Flora of the Malay Peninsula. 5 Volumes. Government of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States. L. Reeve & Co., London.


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