Trigonopleura malayana Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5 (1887)
Latin for 'from Malaysia'.
Peniculifera penangensis Ridl.
Trigonopleura borneensis Merr.
Mid-canopy tree up to 34 m tall and 62 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 6 mm long.
Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, conspicuously looping secondary veins,
lower surface hairy. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, greenish-white, placed in
axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 11 mm diameter, greenish-white-yellow, dehiscent
capsules. Seeds with white-cream aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1600 m
altitude. Along rivers, but also common on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to
clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant
Young leaves are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-,
Central- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes.
Borneo: Akil, Enkunit, Gambir hutan, Gampil, Gomi balua, Kadoroi, Kayu sedi, Kayu
masam, Kelali, Kodoloi, Kratuok, Sedi, Selait, Sidek kayu.