Chionanthus curvicarpus Kiew, Gard. Bull. Sing. 37 (1984)
Latin for 'curved fruit'.
Sub-canopy tree up to 23 m tall and 37 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation conspicuous. Flowers ca. 5 mm
diameter, white-yellow-orange, placed in axillary bundles or solitary. Fruits
ca. 30 mm long, green, often slightly curved drupes.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane
forests up to 1200 m altitude. Often on hillsides and ridges, but also common on
alluvial sites near rivers and streams. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The wood is locally used for general construction purposes.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central- and
Borneo: Mak ulat, Medang, Modkulat.