Vatica javanica Sloot,
Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg. III 16 (1940)
Latin for 'from Java'.
Upper canopy tree up to 46 m tall and 99 cm dbh. Stem with resin. Stipules
dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, petiole and lower surface
covered with scales, feeling like sand paper. Flower ca. 15 mm diameter, white,
placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 5 mm long, yellow-brown, with two ca. 60 mm long
wings, wind dispersed.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 100 m altitude. Mostly on
hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The timber is used.
Java, Borneo (East-Kalimantan where it is mostly collected in the Sungai
Borneo: Keruwing, Resak.