Fordia brachybotrys Merr.,
Philip. J. Sc. 30 (1926)
Latin for 'short racemes'.
Understorey tree up to 19 m tall and 22 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long.
Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers
ca. 21 mm diameter, pinkish-purple, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 120 mm long,
green-red, dehiscent, flattened pods.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m
altitude. Common near or along rivers and streams, but also present on hillsides
and ridges. On clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.
Borneo: Badi-badi, Basing-basing, Biansu, Nyetuvah, Obar hutan, Tongodo, Tubai reong,