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).
Borneo: Empaga, Ipu, Mantaos, Nyatu.