Baccaurea velutina (PROSEA)

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Baccaurea velutina (Ridley) Ridley

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Vernacular names

  • Peninsular Malaysia: tampoi tunggau, tampoi tungal, taban burong
  • Thailand: mafai-ling (Nakhon Si Thammarat).


Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia.


The fruit is edible and sweet.


  • Tree, up to 35 m tall with velvety branches.
  • Leaves ovate, 17 cm × 10 cm.
  • Panicles 7 cm long.
  • Fruit a capsule.

Scattered on ridges in tropical rain forest, up to 1500 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • Airy Shaw, H.K., 1972. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam. Kew Bulletin 26: 191-363.
  • 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.
  • 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