Strombosia ceylanica Gardn., Calc. J. Nat. Hist. 6 (1845)

Latin for 'from Ceylon', current Sri Lanka.

Anacolosa maingayi Mast.
Lavella ceylanica (Gardn.) Baill.
Sphaerocarya leprosa Dalz.
Stemonurus membranaceus Blume
Strombosia ceylanica var. lucida (Teysm. & Binn. ex Valet.) Hochr.
Strombosia ceylanica var. membranacea (Blume) Hochr.
Strombosia ceylanica var. sessilis Hochr.
Strombosia latifolia Stapf
Strombosia lucida Teysm. & Binn.
Strombosia maingayi (Mast.) Whitmore
Strombosia membranacea (Blume) Valet.
Strombosia multiflora King
Strombosia rapaneoides S.Moore
Strombosia rotundifolia King

Upper canopy tree up to 46 m tall and 58 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 16 mm long, green, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. Usually on ridges and hillsides, but also on alluvial sites along or near rivers and streams. Usually on sandy soils, but also on clay and limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is locally used for house construction.

Southern India and Sri Lanka, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Bangil, Belian landak, Berenas, Bungil, Kambau, Mangalem, Pegong, Samorom.