Gomphandra cumingiana (Miers) F.Vill., Nov. App. (1880)
Named after H. Cuming [1791-1865], a British plant and animal collector.
Gomphandra agusanensis (Elmer) Merr.
Stemonurus agusanensis Elmer
Stemonurus cumingianus Miers
Shrub up to 4 m tall, rarely up to 15 m and 30 cm dbh. Stipules absent.
Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter,
white, in bundles or small panicles in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 10 mm long,
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Often on
alluvial sites, but also common on hillsides and ridges. Found on clay and
limestone soils, but also on ultrabasic. In secondary forests usually present as
a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.