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A pingan fruit
Pingan is from Sarawak. It is not a very common plant. It has been cataloged as "rare" by many botanists.
An evergreen tree, up to 25 m tall, twigs 10 cm thick, rough hispid.
Leaves elliptic, 30-50 cm x 16-25 cm, petiole 1-3 cm long.
Fruit a subglobose syncarp 5 cm in diameter, orange-brown at maturity, densely covered with subbyle projections 5 mm long; fruit stalk 5.5 cm long.
The fruits are eaten by local people. They have a pretty good flavor.
As we have already said, pingan is not a very common plant and is not grown at all. Therefore, more trees of this good fruit must be planted to save it from extinction.
Judging by the prevailing climate in its area of occurrence, this fruit grows in places with a hot and humid climate. It should be possible to propagate it by sowing and air like other relatives of the genus Artocarpus.