Crypteronia griffithii Clarke
in Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 2 (1879)
Named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], a British physician who also
Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 41 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, penni-veined, rather thick and leathery, with very short
petioles. Flowers ca. 3 mm in diameter, white-yellowish, placed in panicles.
Fruits ca. 3 mm long, greenish-yellow, dehiscent capsule filled with many small,
wind dispersed seeds.
In primary but also often in secondary (logged) mixed dipterocarp forests up
to 800 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. Occassionally on
Timber used for house building.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Engkolot, Rambai rambai, Uba besok bai, Umbah semut.