Drepananthus deltoideus (Airy Shaw) Survesw. & R.M.K.Saunders Taxon 59: 1731 (2010)

(Latin for 'triangular shaped')

Cyathocalyx deltoideus (Airy Shaw) R.J.Wang & R.M.K.Saunders
Drepananthus carinatus var. deltoideus Airy Shaw

Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 45 mm long, narrow petals, pale yellow, fragrant, placed on the twigs. Fruitlets ca. 15 mm long, green-brown, placed in apocarp, fruitlets with several seeds.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 550 m altitude. Spread throughout the forest, from swamps, to riversides, to hillsides and ridges. Growing on sandy-loam soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The timber is used for construction work.

Sumatra and Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Balan, Empuji, Galapa'n ligoh, Kaju kapok, Mandap, Merpisang, Selamok.