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Scorodocarpus


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(family Olacaceae)

A monotypic genus, comprising S. borneensis, a rain-forest tree which produces a hard timber suitable for construction. It is notable for the powerful reek of garlic from all its parts, sometimes at 20 m distance without the tissues having been damaged. It occurs in Sumatra, Malaya, and Borneo.

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