Scientific Name: Pometia pinnata J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

Family Name: Sapindaceae


Pometia pinnata fruit is a drupe with a spherical or ellipsoid shape that is roughly the size of a tiny apple. When ripe, the fruit’s color can change from green to red. It has a juicy texture and a pleasant taste.

Pometia pinnata wood is widely used for furniture, boat building, and construction since it is strong and resistant to decay.

The bark and leaves of the matoa tree are among the parts of the tree that are said to have therapeutic qualities in traditional medicine. They are used to treat respiratory issues, skin conditions, and diarrhea.