Sindora velutina Baker,
in Hook.f. Fl. Brit. Ind. 2 (1878)
Latin for 'silky hairy'.
Galedupa velutina Prain
Sindora mucronata Pierre
Sindora parvifolia Symington
Sindora parvifolia B.Heyne
Sindora parvifoliola Symington
Sindora beccariana, Sindora velutina and Sindora wallichii
might all form one species.
Emergent tree up to 55 m tall and 87 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 8 mm long. Leaves
alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, penni-veined, tertiary venation
conspicuously reticulate, densely hairy below. Flowers ca. 18 mm diameter,
yellow-reddish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 83 mm long, green, flattened,
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 100 m altitude. Usually on
hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
The wood is used for construction. A medicinal oil is extracted from the
bark (Sindur oil).
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central-,
South- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Sepetir, Sindur.