Xylocarpus moluccensis MELIACEAE

Local name: Nyireh batu

Two small mangrove trees with very large fruit can be found growing along the Borneo coast. The large angular corky nuts are a very common drift seed on sandy beaches.

Xylocarpus moluccensis  has the smaller fruit which reach a maximum of 11 cm diameter. X. moluccensis is also much less common than Xylocarpus granatum. Xylocarpus granatum fruit reach 25 cm in diameter.

The individual nuts/seeds of the two species are similar and cannot be told apart.


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