Croton griffithii Hook.f.,
Fl. Brit. India 5 (1887)
Named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], a British physician who collected
Croton confusus Gage
Oxydectes griffithii (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Mid-canopy tree up to 34 m tall and 38 cm dbh. Stipules very narrow, ca. 4
mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, with two conspicuous
glands on petiole near leaf base. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter,
greenish-white-yellow, placed in racemes with female flowers at the base and
male flowers at the top. Fruits ca. 7 mm long, greenish, dehiscent, 3-lobed
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sometimes freshwater swamp forests up
to 800 m altitude. On alluvial sites and hillsides with shallow sandy to clay
soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and
Borneo: Entupak, Kayu aga.