Botryophora geniculata (Miq.)
Beumee ex Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 3 (1949)
Latin for 'with knees'.
Botryophora kingii Hook.f.
Sterculia geniculata Miq.
Upper canopy tree up to 46 m tall and 67 cm dbh. Twigs strongly swollen at
nodes. Stipules absent. Leaves whorled to alternate, simple, penni-veined,
glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm in diameter, purple-red, placed in racemes or
panicles. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, yellow-brown, dehiscent capsules.
In undisturbed forests up to 600 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges
with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Birma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sabah, West-,
Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).
Local names in Borneo