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2. Baccaurea motleyana (Müller Argoviensis) Müller Argoviensis in A. Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 461. 1866.

多脉木奶果 duo mai mu nai guo

Pierardia motleyana Müller Argoviensis, Flora 47: 516. 1864.

Trees 6-10 m tall; branches terete, ferruginous pubescent. Stipules lanceolate, ca. 8 mm, usually caducous; petiole 5-10 cm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 20-35 × 7.5-17 cm, papery, pubescent abaxially and on midvein adaxially, base rounded to shallowly cordate, apex acute to shortly acuminate; lateral veins 12-16 pairs, parallel, reticulate veins trapeziform. Racemelike panicles axillary or cauliflorous, 13-35 cm; bracts lanceolate. Male flowers: pedicels to 1.5 mm, pubescent; sepals oblong-ovate, 1-1.5 mm, acute at apex, gray papillose-puberulent; stamens 4-6; pistillode retuse at apex, pubescent. Female flowers: pedicels to 2 mm; sepals oblong, 4-5 mm, gray papillose-puberulent; ovary ovoid or globose, 3-locular, sericeous. Capsules baccate, ovoid or globose, 2.5-3 cm, indehiscent, pubescent, 1-seeded. Seeds ca. 1.5 cm. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct.

Cultivated. S Yunnan [native to Indonesia, Malaysia (peninsular), and Thailand].

The fruits are edible; the aril is sweet to acid and eaten raw, cooked, or preserved. The bark is rich in tannins and is used in dyeing.


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