Ptreygota Alata or Buddha Nut or Buddha coconut.
The reason I am walking by this stream is that the species usually grows by the water source. Johnsonmalaysia.com is looking for some of fruit or nut that fall in the stream and around.
Pterygota has about 15 species distributed in Tropical like South Asia my country Malaysia and south-east Asia.
The seeds of Buddha Nut are edible but has a narcotic-like effect and use as a substitute for opium in India. Don’t get wrong from JohnsonMalaysia.com because it is more than that.
The juice from Pterygota bark, traditionally used healing haemorrhoids, dropsy, gout and even leprosy. Initially, it was plated by the roadside as ornamental trees like cannonball tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG5JgWnX88Q&t=15s but now seen less.
This Emergent tree is heartwood of sub-quality can grow up to forty-five meter. The tree you see with johnsonmalaysia.com is about 70 years old. The timber used paper industry and plywood.
The nut produces about 40 seeds some parts are extracted for oil. The Nut/fruit goes thought process to crack open by the heat of the sun. The final outcome will be hard shell used in the decorative industry like flowers arrangement.
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