Durio oxleyanus Griff.,
Calc. J. Nat. Hist. 5 (1845)
Named after T. Oxley [? - 1886], an English physician who collected
Durio gratissimus Becc.
Neesia griffithii Planch. ex Mast.
Upper canopy tree up to 50 m tall and 90 cm dbh. Stipules present but soon
falling. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, lower surface whitish, with
hairs instead of scales. Flowers ca. 15 mm diameter, white-yellow, 2-3-lobed
epicalyx, placed in cymes on the twigs behind the leaves. Fruits ca. 140 mm
long, green, capsule with long spines, seeds completely enclosed by pale yellow,
sweet, edible aril.
In mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and
ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree, sometimes cultivated for the fruits.
Fruits are eaten and locally sold on markets (my personal favorite durian
species). The timber is used for planks. The bark and seeds are used for
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central- and
Borneo: Dian, Durian, Lai, Lai bengang, Kartungan, Kerantongan, Kerantungan,
Ketungan, Kutongan, Sukang.