And on the island of Mauritius the introduction of both the strawberry guava plant and monkeys has brought the small tree Elaeocarpus
bojeri (a species so rare that it has not been given a common name) quite literally to the brink of extinction as the few specimens that remain cling to the side of a hillside.
Riparian forest in much of the area appears to have many of the same species as the Kenarin-Menungau-Kamsia stunted swamp forest, but is characterized by the presence of typical riparian species such as Gluta renghas (rengas) and Lagerstroemia speciosa (bungur), along with Antidesma stipulare (engkunik), Artocarpus teysmannii (cempedak air), Dillenia excelsa (ringin), Elaeocarpus cf.
121 Elaeocarpaceae Elaeocarpus mastersii King 122 Elaeocarpus sphaerocarpa 123 Elaeocarpus submonoceras Miq.
Many of the biggest trees - particularly the genus Elaeocarpus, Beilschmiedia and Endiandra - bear large quantities of fruit and nuts throughout the relatively drier months, March to August (Irvine 1985); one important nut species, Elaeocarpus bancroftii, is available throughout the year (Cooper & Cooper 1994: 104).
5-ha plot, 20 trees of Elaeocarpus bancroftii were growing together (Irvine 1984: 178).
Trees identified (by DWS) to genus included Garuga (Burseraceae), Calophyllum (Clusiaceae), Elaeocarpus
(Elaeocarpaceae), Hernandia (Hernandiaceae), Ficus (Moraceae; at least five species, some of them emergent), and Myristica (Myristicaceae); those we identified to species included Barringtonia edulis (Barringtoniaceae) and Endospermum medullosum (Euphorbiaceae; often emergent).
in the Taiwan area, have been matched to extant Elaeocarpus