Heritiera elata Ridl.,
J. Asiat. Soc. Str. Br. 50 (1908)
Latin for 'high or raised'
Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 79 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 10 mm long,
dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, lower surface
whitish-silvery, covered with scales. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter,
yellow-white-pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 33 mm long, brown, nuts with
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 1000 m altitude.
On alluvial sites and hillsides with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan).