A medium sized evergreen tree that grows up to 20 m in height, with a crown diameter of 4Ã¢â‚¬â€œ6 m. Found in many countries of the Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
The seed is edible when cooked and is among the most important nut species in the Pacific. The wood is also used for crafts, tool handles, canoes and light construction. Currently, Tahitian Chestnut is the only edible and culturally important species in the genus Inocarpus.
This species of tree was introduced into the Gardens in 1876 and this specimen most likely dates back to the original introduction.
This Heritage Tree had a girth of 4m when measured in Year 2005.