Dysoxylum alliaceum

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Dysoxylum alliaceum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Dysoxylum
Species: D. alliaceum
Binomial name
Dysoxylum alliaceum
(Blume) Blume[2]

Dysoxylum alliaceum is a tree in the Meliaceae family. The specific epithet alliaceum is from the Latin meaning "onion-like", referring to the smell of the inner bark.[3]


The tree grows up to 38 metres (120 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 80 centimetres (30 in). The sweetly scented flowers are white or pinkish. The fruits are greenish-white when unripe, red when ripe, roundish, up to 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Dysoxylum alliaceum is found in the Andaman Islands, Thailand and throughout Malesia to the Solomon Islands and Queensland. Its habitat is rain forests from sea-level to 1,800 metres (6,000 ft) altitude.[3]


  1. ^ Chua, L.S.L. (1998). "Dysoxylum alliaceum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T33719A9805157. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T33719A9805157.en. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Dysoxylum alliaceum (Blume) Blume". The Plant List. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Mabberley, David J.; Sing, Anne M. (March 2007). "Dysoxylum alliaceum (Blume) Blume" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K.; Kiew, Ruth. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 6. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 151–152, 153. ISBN 983-2181-89-5. Retrieved 27 February 2014.