Peronema canescens Jack,
Malayan Misc. 2 (1822)
Latin for 'greyish'.
Peronema heterophyllum Miq.
Upper canopy tree up to 45 m tall and 102 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, compound with winged rachis, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous, whitish
below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white-purplish, placed in large panicles.
Fruits ca. 4 mm diameter, green-yellow, dehiscent capsules.
In secondary regrowth and disturbed sites in mixed dipterocarp forests up to
500 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites and near or along rivers and streams,
but also on hillsides.
Often used in reforestation programs in logging concessions. The wood is
used for house building and furniture. The leaves are used to treat fever and
against ringworms. The leaves are also used to make a mouthwash against
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (West-, South- and
Borneo: Julu-julu hantu, Lurus, Sungkai.