Gonystylus brunnescens Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. (1950)
Latin for 'brownish', referring to the dried leaves.
Sub-canopy tree up to 28 m tall and 53 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined but venation inconspicuous, glabrous. Flowers
ca. 8 mm diameter, brownish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 38 mm diameter,
green-brown, dehiscent capsule with seeds in white aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m
altitude. Often along rivers and streams and on hillsides with sandy soils. In
secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and
Borneo: Binyak, Garu ciampaka, Gerima, Kelat, Lemiar, Mahabai, Nasi-nasi, Nasi-nasi
pakir, Paliu, Ramin.