Manilkara hexandra (PROSEA)

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Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard

Protologue: Ann. Inst. Bot.-Géol. Colon. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 9 (1915).


  • Manilkara emarginata H.J. Lam (1925).

Vernacular names

  • Cambodia: kes
  • Thailand: ket
  • Vietnam: găng néo.


Eastern India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Hainan.


The timber is used for construction and turnery. The fruits are edible.


  • A medium-sized tree, up to 20 m tall, but sometimes much larger, with bole up to 50 cm in diameter.
  • Leaves more or less clustered at apex of twigs, glabrous.
  • Flower buds ovoid, pedicels not incrassate, calyx up to 4.5 mm long, ovary with a shallow, glabrous disk.
  • Fruit ovoid to subglobose, up to 1.5 cm long.

M. hexandra occurs in dry, deciduous forest. See also the table on wood properties.

Selected sources

102, 641, 731.

Main genus page


  • R.H.M.J. Lemmens (selection of species),