Rambai (Baccaurea motleyana)

Rambai (Baccaurea motleyana) is a type of fruit and its producing plants that grow wild or semi-wild in gardens in Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (especially Sumatra and Kalimantan). Rambai is still closely related to Menteng/Kepundung, and is often exchanged. The difference is that menteng flowers and fruits grow at the ends of the branches. In addition, rambai is relatively sweeter. In Thailand he is known as mafai-farang.

The form is a tree with a height of 9-12 m with a wide tree canopy. The leaves are glossy green on the upper (ventral) surface and slightly brownish and slightly wan on the underside. The leaves can measure up to 33 cm long and 15 cm wide. This plant has two houses (dioecious), so that it is known as male plants and female plants. The flowers are fragrant and crowned yellow. The stamens can reach a length of 15 cm and the pistils are even 75 cm. The fruit is 2 to 5 cm in diameter and like the flowers are compounded like a chain. The fruit has a slightly velvety skin with a yellow or light brown color, contains 3 to 5 seeds which are encased in pulp. The flesh of this fruit can be eaten raw, boiled, or made into jams and wine.

The plant often decorates the garden because it has a beautiful and lush canopy. The plant can be propagated by seedling, grafting and grafting. Plants from seeds will begin to bear fruit at the age of 8-9 years, while from grafts at the age of 3-4 years.

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