Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Octomeles sumatrana
Food
Lumber
Medicinal
Product
Indonesian Common Name
Binuang
Tree Family
Tetramelaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
21cm
Length
×
14.5cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1000m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Papua New Guinea, Philippines
Indonesia
Borneo, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Propagated by seed. Seed is susceptible to damage by fungi during transportation and germination rate is variable but generally low (about 40%). Spacing of 2.4 x 2.4 m. Fruit production very abundant every 3-4 years

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Product

Used to make furniture and large dugout canes. Young leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Leaves are made into a juice and used to treat stomachache.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Wild bees often nest in the branches