Durio kutejensis (Hassk.) Becc.,
Malesia 3 (1889)
From 'Kutai', an area in East Kalimantan, Borneo.
Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 68 cm dbh. Stipules present, but early
dropped. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, lower surface silvery-golden.
Flowers ca. 66 mm in diameter, pinkish-red, with 2-lobed epicalyx, placed in few
flowered cymes (rarely solitary) on twigs behind leaves. Fruits ca. 180 mm long,
yellow, capsule with spines, seeds completely enclosed by yellow-orange, sweet,
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude, but usually
lower. Mostly on hillsides and ridges on sandy to clayey soils, also on
limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant
tree, or planted.
Cultivated for its fruits, which are often sold along the road in East
Kalimantan. Timber is sold as durian wood.
Java and Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and
Borneo: Dian bala, Durian, Durian isu, Durian kuning, Durian tinggang, Durian utan,
Kawai, Lai, Layuk, Lembunyu, Luas, Paku, Pekawai, Putuk, Ruas, Sekawi.