Classifications and Characteristics
|Plant Growth Form
|Mode of Nutrition
|Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra
|Preferred Climate Zone
Description and Ethnobotany
|Medium to large-sized tree, able grow up to about 15 - 30 m tall in its natural habitat.
|Girth size can reach up to about 60 cm wide, bark is smooth and greyish-white.
|Green elliptic to oblong leaves, stiffly coriaceous, measuring about 17 - 30 cm long and 6.5 - 8 cm wide, stipules hairy and about 4 mm long, petiole stout.
|White fragrant flowers borne on an axillary inflorescence, male flowers petals linear-oblong and about 8 - 11 mm long, sepals obovate and about 6 - 7 mm long and 4 - 5 mm wide., female flowers petals and sepals similar to male flowers.
|Fruit is brown and globose in shape, texture tomentose, contains large angular seeds.
|Genus Hydnocarpus is from Greek words "hydnon" which means "a tuber or a tubercle" and "karpos" which means "a fruit" and they refer to the shape of the fruit. Species castaneus means chestnut-brown.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Roadside Tree / Palm, Parks & Gardens
Plant Care and Propagation
|Plant Growth Rate
|Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
|Cluster / Inflorescence
Fruit, Seed and Spore
|Mature Fruit Colour(s)
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.