Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Bouea macrophylla
Food
English Common Name
Plum Mango
Indonesian Common Name
Gandaria, Ramania (Sumatra)
Tree Family
Anacardiaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
20.5cm
Length
×
6cm
Width
Tree Height
Medium (20–35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–850m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Beneficial to coffee
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Tree of primary lowland forest

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food

Fruits are consumed fresh, cooked in syrup, or made into a compote. Young fruits are used as an ingredient in a special kind of 'sambal', the chili-based condiment, and in pickles ('asinan'). Occasionally the young deep violet or sometimes strikingly white leaves are consumed fresh with the gandaria-flavored 'sambal' when they emerge.

Farm Services
  • Coffee Shade
Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Seeds dispersed by and are a food source of Gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus).