Pterospermum javanicum Jungh.,
Hoev. and de Vriese Tijdschr. 7 (1840)
Latin for 'from Java'.
Emergent tree up to 59 m tall and 54 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long. Leaves
alternate, simple, tripli-veined, undersurface whitish-brownish, hairy, leaf
base asymmetrical. Flowers ca. 100 mm diameter, yellowish, with very long and
narrow petals, flowers placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 104 mm long, green-brown,
hairy, dehiscent capsules filled with many winged seeds.
In undisturbed to disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp forests up to 600
m altitude. Usually on ridges. Also found on limestone.
Timber tree, used in house construction and for furniture.
From India to New Guinea. In Borneo found in Sarawak, Sabah, Central- and
East-Kalimantan. Introduced in the Neotropics.