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Durio dulcis - Becc.
                 
Common Name Durian Marangang, Merangang, Red Durian, Tutong, Lahong
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 11-12
Known Hazards Seed is poisonous if ingested
Habitats Lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, at elevations up to 800 metres[ 303 , 338 ].
Range Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Found in Southeast Asia specifically in Malaysia and Indonesia, Durio dulcis or Durian Marangang is a tropical large tree growing up to 43 m in height and 80 cm in trunk diameter with dark red to brown red spiny fruits that are edible. The flesh is dark yellow, thin, and deep caramel-flavoured. The seeds can be boiled or roasted then eaten. The wood is durable and used in interior construction, furniture, and packing cases.

Durio dulcis Durian Marangang, Merangang, Red Durian, Tutong, Lahong


International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Durio dulcis Durian Marangang, Merangang, Red Durian, Tutong, Lahong
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Physical Characteristics
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Durio dulcis is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 25 m (82ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Durio conicus Becc.

Habitats
Edible Uses
Fruit. The aril around the seeds is very sweet and fragrant[ 303 ]. An attractive, dark purplish-red colour when fully ripe, with a bright yellow aril that has a soft, creamy texture and a delicious flavour reminiscent of pineapple cream without the acidity[ 301 ]. Very strong smelling[ 303 ]. An extremely offensive odour[ 301 ]. This species of durian has the sweetest tasting and most ill-smelling fruits of the genus[ 301 ]. The globose fruit is up to 15 cm in diameter[ 303 ]. The fruit case is dark red to dark brown-red with slender 15-20 mm long spines, inside are a number of brown seeds each completely covered by a dark yellow tasty aril[ 303 ]. Seed - cooked[ 301 ]. They can be boiled or roasted[ 301 ].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Other Uses: The heartwood is pink-brown[ 303 ]. The wood is probably one of the most important sources of durian timber in Sarawak[ 338 ]. The relatively durable wood is used in interior construction and for making cheaper types of furniture and packing cases[ 303 ]. We do not have any more information on the wood of this species. However, a general description of the wood for species in this genus is as follows:- The heartwood is pink-brown, red, or deep red-brown; it is not always sharply demarcated from the white, pale yellow-brown or light reddish-yellow sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight to interlocked; somewhat lustrous; it is reported to have a foetid odour. The wood is not durable, and not resistant to termite attack; the sapwood is prone to powder-post beetle attack. It dries rapidly, but thin boards may tend to cup. The wood saws easily and generally dresses smoothly; nailing qualities are good. It is used for purposes such as furniture components, veneer and plywood, light construction[ 316 ].
Cultivation details
A tree of the moist lowland tropics, it is found at elevations up to 800 metres[ 303 ]. Plants are found in the wild on sandy clay soils and friable clay loam[ 303 ]. The flowers are produced in short inflorescences that are clustered on older branches[ 303 ].
Propagation
Seed -

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Other Names
Tutong, Lahong, Lajung, Durian merah, Durian bala, Pesasang, Dianjau, Durian tinggang, Duyen, Lahung, Lalit manuk, Pesasang, Layung
Found In
Asia, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia*, Malaysia*, SE Asia,
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Status: Vulnerable A1c
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