Gymnostoma nobile (Whitmore)
L.A.S. Johnson, J. Adel. Bot. Gdn. 6 (1982)
Latin for 'noble', referring to its graceful growth form.
Casuarina nobilis Whitmore
Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall and 50 cm dbh. Twigs needle-shaped with a
few lateral branches. Leaves scale-like. Young inflorescences in small cone-like
structure, female ones developing into rounded cones of ca. 22 mm long.
Mostly in keranga or peat swamp forests up to 1300 m altitude. On rather
poor sandy to rocky soils, also on ultrabasic.
Commonly planted at roadsides and in gardens. The timber is useful for
construction and fuel.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan)
and the Philippines.
Borneo: Amun, Embun, Kitan, Rhu, Rhu ronang, Sempilau laut.