Claoxylon longifolium (Blume)
Endl. ex Hassk., Cat. Hort. Bog. (1844)
Latin for 'long leaves'.
Claoxylon papyraceum Airy Shaw
Erytrochilus longifolius Blume
Sub-canopy tree up to 21 m tall and 31 cm dbh. Twigs hollow. Stipules ca. 2
mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, petiole seldom with glands,
leaves rough to touch. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in
racemes. Fruits ca. 10 mm long, green-brownish, dehiscent, 3-lobed capsules.
In disturbed and open sites in undisturbed forests up to 1500 m altitude.
Usually along river- and road-sides. Also found on limestone.
The bark is used against toothache. The young leaves are used as vegetable.
Northeast India, Indo-China, Thialand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java,
Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South-
and East-Kalimantan), Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomon Islands.
Borneo: Gispang, Kayu langa, Oropor, Sepupang.