Calophyllum teysmannii Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv. 499 (1861)
Named after J.E. Teysmann [1808-1882], a Dutch gardener who became in charge of horticulture at
Bogor Botanical Garden [1831-1869] and collected many plants in Indonesia.
Calophyllum inophylloide var. singapurense M.R.Hend. & Wyatt-Sm.
Calophyllum intramarginale M.R.Hend. & Wyatt-Sm.
Calophyllum miquelii Vesque [Illegitimate]
This is a small to big tree, up to 33 m tall. The bole has short spreading buttresses and usually
with stilt roots. The bark is brown to grey-brown with rough, narrow and shallow fissures. When cut,
there is copious, clear yellow or yellow-brown, non sticky exudate that turns opaque. The obovate leaf
shape is distinct with a notch at the apex. Leaf margine is thickened and of lighter colour (especially
when dried). The flower has 4 or 0 petals and the fruit is ovoid-globose, relatively smooth when dry.
[from The DNA of Singapore]
Found in peat swamp, flat-lying mixed dipterocarp forests, kerangas vegetation and on ridges of lower
montane rainforests up to 1220 m elevation.
Hard timber that is used in construction.
Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo.
Malay/Indonesian: Yakang, bintangor batu.