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),