Propagated by seed and germinates readily and quickly. Shoot growth occurs in synchrony. Young plants bear much larger leaves than the full-grown tree which is often sparsely foliated. In Java the trees flower between June and August. Fruit ripens after about 14 weeks. Seeds dispersed by animals. Long-lived tree of late successional forest
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Produces latex. The ripe fruit can be eaten raw and is rubbed between the palms of the hand as bruising the flesh eliminates astringency. It is also served in 'rujak', a fruit salad with a spicy sauce, pickled, or sweetened with sugar to make jam or confectionaries. The young leaves are eaten raw in side dishes as a vegetable. Used for magic. Immature fruit is used to prepare traditional medicine against diarrhea and dysentery. The juice of the leaves is applied to inflamed eye-lids. The wood is hard and strong and used to make household utensils such as pestles and furniture.
Insects are attracted by the flower