Xylopia ferruginea (Hook.f. &
Thomson) Hook.f. & Thomson, Fl. Br. Ind. 1 (1872)
(Latin for 'rusty coloured')
Habzelia ferruginea Hook. f. & Thomson
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 46 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 45 mm long, very narrow
petals, yellow-orange, fragrant, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 90 mm long,
bean-shaped, red, placed in apocarp, fruitlets dehiscent.
In undisturbed forests up to 300 m altitude, but also quite often found in
secondary forests (partly as pre-disturbance remnant). In mixed dipterocarp
forests, but also regularly found in swamp, peatswamp and keranga forest on poor
sandy to clayey soils. Growing on alluvial soils, but also hillsides and ridges.
Bark sometimes used as floor.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-,
Central- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bangkoh, Bangku-bangku, Senkajang, Sengkajan tunjang.