Barringtonia lanceolata (Ridl.) Payens, Blumea 15 (1967)
Latin for 'lance-shaped', referring to the leaf.
Barringtonia pseudoglomerata P.Chantaranothai
Careya lanceolata Ridl.
Planchonia lanceolata (Ridl.) Knuth
Growing in dry places inside the rain forest. Relatively large tree. White-pinkish flowers in racemes.
Fruits up to 8 cm long.
Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 43 cm dbh, with short buttresses. Bark smooth, dippled or slightly
flaky, hard, brown, grey or reddish brown with grey patches; inner bark brown or pink. Sapwood yellow
or white. Twigs slender, 1.5-5 mm diameter. Stipules dropped early. Petiole (1-)3-5(-8) cm long. Leaves
crowded at twig tips, alternate to whorled, simple, obovate-oblong to oblong, 9-17(-25) x 3-7(-9) cm,
penni-veined, glabrous, slightly toothed margin. Inflorescence spicate, erect, borne on leafless older
twigs, 5-25(-100) cm long, glabrous, bracts lanceolate, 3-7 x 103 mm, apex rounded. Flowers ca. 50 mm
diameter, white-pinkish, many protruding stamens in 4(-5) whorls, placed on spikes, flowering at night,
corolla dropped in the morning. Fruits ca. 72 mm long by 40 mm wide, green-brown-purplish, drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m
altitude. Usually on ridges. Flowering at night to attract bats and moths.
The bark is locally used as a fish poison.
Borneo: Jempalang, Jempalang apoi (Dusun), Langkong (Iban), Putat (Malay), Tempalang.