Kibatalia villosa Rudjiman, Agric. Univ. Wag. Pap. 86 (1986)

(Latin for 'long soft hairs')

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 68 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined. Flowers ca. 22 mm in diameter, white-yellow, with long, narrow corolla tube, in congested inflorescences. Fruits ca. 230 mm long, green, dry, dehiscent follicle, placed in pairs, exposing many small, wind dispersed hairy seeds when open.

In undisturbed forests up to 1220 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy loam soils, also on limestone and in swamps. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Wood used for dagger sheaths.

Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo (Sarawak, West-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Empaga, Ipu, Mantaos, Nyatu.