Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Sandoricum koetjape
Food
Lumber
Medicinal
Product
English Common Name
Kechapi
Indonesian Common Name
Kecapi, Ketapi
Tree Family
Meliaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
10-12cm
Length
×
6-7cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–800m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Exotic in

SE Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Coffee
Coffee Impact
Beneficial to coffee
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Naturally Occurring Tree
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Drought resistant and can thrive without irrigation

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Product

The fruit is edible and eaten fresh or peeled, quartered, and cooked in syrup to make delicious preserves, the bark is used to tan fishing nets, the wood produces tannin and dye, and it yields a lightweight to medium weight hardwood with pale red, yellowish-red, or yellow-brown, pink tinged heartwood. The pounded leaves are used to induce sweating when applied to the skin and are used to make a decoction against diarrhea and fever, the powdered bark is an effective treatment for ringworms, and contains triterpenes with anticancer activity, and the aromatic roots are used as anti-diarrheic, anti-spasmodic, carminative (helps expel excess gas), antiseptic, and astringent, and are prescribed as a general tonic after childbirth.

Farm Services
  • Coffee Shade
  • Soil Improvement
  • Erosion Control
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown