Sindora leiocarpa Backer ex de
Wit, Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenz. 3, 18 (1949)
Latin for 'smooth fruits'.
Upper canopy tree up to 49 m tall and 76 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 4 mm long.
Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, penni-veined, tertiary venation
forming conspicuous reticulate network, glabrous. Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter,
yellow-brown, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 59 mm long, green-brown-whitish,
flattened, smooth, dehiscent pods.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and peat-swamp forests up to 100 m
altitude. Common on alluvial sites but also on hillsides and ridges. On sandy
soils, but also on or near limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The wood is used for indoor construction. A medicinal oil is extracted from
Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and
Borneo: Angi, Ensurut, Marijang, Sepetir, Sindur, Tampar antu, Tapar hantu.