Sterculia cordata Blume,
Latin for 'heart-shaped', referring to the leaf base.
Sterculia borneensis Ridl.
Triplobus cordata Raf.
Upper canopy tree up to 46 m tall and 76 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 15 mm long,
very narrow. Leaves crowded at twig tips, alternate, simple, tripli- to penni-veined,
lower surface hairy and yellow-whitish coloured, leaf base usually cordate.
Flowers ca. 10 mm diameter, dirty pale pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 83
mm long, red-brownish, dehiscent capsule with several seeds. Seeds with black
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Usually on
alluvial sites near or along rivers and streams, but also on ridges. Usually on
sandy soils, but also on clay and limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Commercial timber tree.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei,
Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.
Borneo: Kembang, Kembang semangkok, Kembang semangkok paya, Mandalom tenom, Pimpin