Dracontomelon duperreanum (PROSEA)

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Dracontomelon duperreanum Pierre

Family: Anacardiaceae


  • Dracontomelon sinense Stapf.

Vernacular names

  • Vietnam: sâu.


Wild and cultivated in Vietnam and southern China.


The acid fruits are edible.


  • Large tree with strong buttresses.
  • Leaves with 7-15 pairs of leaflets.
  • Flowers white in rather short panicles.
  • Fruit a drupe, yellowish, 5-celled.

In dense deciduous forests, in regions with short dry season at low altitudes.

Selected sources

  • Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam (various authors), 1960-. Vol. 1-24. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Mansfeld, R. & Schultze Motel, J., 1986. Verzeichnis landwirtschaftlicher und gärtnerischer Kuturpflanzen. 2nd ed. 4 Volumes. Springer Verlag, Berlin. 1998 pp.


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