Paranephelium xestophyllum Miq., Sumatra (1861)
Latin for 'smooth leaves'.
Mildea gibbosa (Teijsm. & Binn.) Miq.
Mildea xystophyllum Miq.
Nephelium forbesii Baker
Paranephelium acanthocarpum Radlk. ex Koord.-Schum.
Paranephelium gibbosum Teijsm. & Binn.
Paranephelium nitidum King
Pometia forbesii Baker
Sub-canopy tree up to 24 m tall and 55 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous to slightly hairy. Flowers
ca. 3 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 26 mm diameter,
pale brown, warty capsules.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 400 m altitude.
Usually on alluvial sites and on hillsides with sandy soils, but also common on
limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Firewood. The seeds are used to extract lamp-oil or they are eaten (after
roasting or boiling).
Southern China, Indo-China, Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra,
Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines.
Borneo: Kachang-kachang, Tambuakat, Tombuakat.