Lophopetalum subobovatum King,
J. As. Soc. Beng. 65, ii (1896)
Latin for 'almost obovate'.
Solenospermum apiculatum Ridl.
Mid-canopy tree up to 39 m tall and 70 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early.
Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, rather leathery and small. Flowers ca. 6
mm in diameter, white, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 70 mm long, green-brown,
dehiscent capsule with wind dispersed, winged seeds (seeds completely surrounded
In keranga and mixed dipterocarp forests up to 900 m altitude. Usually on
hillsides and ridges with poor sandy soils, including ultrabasic soils. In
secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-,
Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bintangur, Dual, Duol, Kadjo, Kowan, Kungkur, Mata ulat, Paropo, Perupok,