J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitzg. Ser. 3, 6 (1924)
Latin for 'fruits similar to those of the genus Mallotus'.
Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules small, dropped
early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, often with toothed
margin. Flowers ca. 0.5 mm diameter, yellowish, placed in dense clusters along
flowering stalk. Fruits ca. 23 mm in diameter, green-brown, spiny, dehiscent,
clearly three-lobed capsule.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Mostly on
ridges with sandy soils, also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present
as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Wood locally used for house construction.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Central- and
Local names in Borneo
Bantas, Mingaram, Perupuk batu.