Diospyros decandra (PROSEA)

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Diospyros decandra Lour.

Family: Ebenaceae

Vernacular names

  • Pomme d'or (Fr)
  • Cambodia: cand, paen
  • Laos: can
  • Thailand: chan
  • Vietnam: mun thi.


Thailand, Indo-China, wild and cultivated.


In Indo-China the fragrant fruits are appreciated and sold on markets. The roots, leaves and fruits are also used medicinally.


Tree, cultivated for its fruits around villages in Indo-China. Fruit a bright yellow berry, the size of an orange, globose, slightly flattened on young trees, with a very strong aromatic smell when mature.

Selected sources

  • Vidal, J.E., Martel, G. & Lewitz, S., 1969. Notes ethnobotaniques sur quelques plantes en usage au Cambodge. Bulletin de l'école française d'extrême orient 55: 171-232.


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