Santiria tomentosa Bl., Mus. Bot. 1 (1850)

Latin for 'short soft haired'.

Amoora tomentosa Korth. ex Blume [Invalid]
Canarium korthalsii Miq.
Canarium micrantherum Stapf ex Ridl.
Santiria mollissima Ridl.
Santiria multiflora Benn. in Hook.f.

Upper canopy tree up to 50 m tall and 86 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, compound, penni-veined, densly hairy on petiole and lower leaf surface. Flowers ca. 2.5 mm in diameter, pale green, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 17 mm long, purple, fleshy drupes with oblique base.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 500 m altitude. Found throughout the forest, from alluvial sites to ridges. Usually on sandy soils, but also on clay and occasionally on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The timber is used for indoor construction. The fruits are edible, and used to produce edible oil.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bantrang, Bunyao, Jabai, Garunggung, Kajang karang, Kahingai, Kayu jagung, Kambaloh, Kedongdong, Kembayau, Kurihang, Merangan merah, Mohontowong, Njatu kolan, Nyarum, Tahengai.