Scaphium macropodum (Miq.)
Beumee ex Heine, Nutt. Pl. Ned. Indie ed. 2 (1927)
Latin for 'long feet', possibly meaning long stalks.
Carpophyllum macropodum Miq.
Firmiana borneensis Merr.
Scaphium borneense (Merr.) Kosterm.
Sterculia macropoda (Miq.) Hook. ex Kloppenb.
Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 87 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple,
tripli-veined, usually glabrous, leaf base sometimes cordate. Young trees with
palmately-lobed leaves, number of leaf lobes is reduced when tree ages (adult
trees with unlobed leaves). Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in
panicles. Fruits ca. 207 mm long, green-yellow-brown, winged nuts (nut ca. 22 mm
long), wings boat-shaped.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, (peat)-swamp and sub-montane forests up to
1200 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The wood is used for furniture. The seeds are used to treat diarrhea,
dysentery and asthmatic complaints.
Cambodia, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo (throughout the
Borneo: Berempayang, Kambang sulih, Kembang semangkok, Payang karang.