Sterculia rubiginosa Zoll. ex
Miq., Fl. Ind. Bot. Suppl.
Latin for 'rusty-red', referring to the fruit colour.
Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 41 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 20 mm long, very
narrow. Leaves alternate, simple, penni- to tripli-veined, hairy lower surface.
Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, white-yellow-pink-red, placed in panicles. Fruits
ca. 60 mm long, red, dehiscent capsule with black seeds.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane
forests up to 1700 m altitude. Mostly along rivers and streams and on hillsides.
On sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The timber is used.
Burma, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo
(throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes.
Borneo: Ambin angang, Kayu gedang, Keradang, Tingkian, Tuntun.