Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr., Philip. J. Sc. Bot. 5 (1910)

Latin for 'from Timor', an island in eastern Indonesia.

Acacia niopo Llanos
Inga timoriana DC.
Mimosa peregrina Blanco
Parkia calcarata Gagnep.
Parkia grandis Hassk.
Parkia roxburghii G.Don.

Upper canopy tree up to 43 m tall and 81 cm dbh. Stipules? Leaves alternate, compound, opposite, penni-veined, glabrous, small. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, green-yellow-brownish, placed in pear-shaped inflorescences hanging from long stalks. Fruits ca. 270 mm long, green, pods.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Bark used as medicine against scabies, boils and abscesses. The pods (pounded with water) are used as shampoo. The seeds (boiled or roasted) are edible and used medicinally.

From NE India and Burma to New Guinea. In Borneo collected in Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah and East-Kalimantan.

Local names
Borneo: Buah batar, Petai, Petai hutan, Timbarayong.