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Durio zibethinus (durian)

Synonyms: Durio acuminatissima; Durio stercoraceus

Wikipedia Abstract

Durio zibethinus is the most common tree species in the genus Durio that are known as durian and have edible fruit also known as durian. As with other durian species, the edible flesh emits a distinctive odour that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia.
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Attributes

Janka Hardness [2]  680 lbf (308 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.516
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Agusan Marsh Wilderness Sanctuary 103806 Philippines  

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2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
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4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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8Pteropus vampyrus, Thomas H. Kunz and Deborah P. Jones, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 642, pp. 1–6 (2000)
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