Cleistanthus vestitus Jabl. in Engl., Pflanzr. (1915)

Latin for 'densely hairy'.

Cleistanthus barrosii Merr.
Cleistanthus perakensis (Jabl.) Gage ex Ridl.
Cleistanthus vestitus forma perakensis Jabl.

Shrub up to 8 m tall and 14 cm dbh. Stipules small. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, sometimes whitish below, often hairy below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 7 mm long, red-brown, dehiscent, 3-lobed capsules.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp and peat-swamp forests up to 200 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.