Lophopetalum beccarianum Pierre, Fl. For. Coch. 4 (1894)

Named after Odoardo Beccari [1843-1920], an Italian botanist.

Lophopetalum havilandii Ridl.
Lophopetalum scortechinii King

Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules dropping early. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, margin slightly toothed, tertiary venation horizontal. Flowers ca. 4.2 mm in diameter, yellow, placed in thyrses. Fruits ca. 75 mm long, green, elongate dehiscent capsule with wind dispersed, winged seeds (wing completely surrounding the seed).

In mixed dipterocarp forests up to 2000 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges on sandy soils. Occasionally also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Timber is used for construction.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Aras, Balabak, Bulalangabuk, Dual bukit, Kandis mudah, Kapas, Kekan bukit, Kerupuk gunung, Medang bora, Memagahas, Perupok, Sinlolosu, Sisilao, Taluto, Winong kora.