Ctenolophon parvifolius Oliver, Trans. Linn. Soc. 28 (1873)

Latin for 'small leaved'.

Ctenolophon grandifolius Oliver
Ctenolophon philippinensis Hall.f. ex Schneider

Upper canopy tree up to 50 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 2 mm long. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, tertiary venation conspicuously reticulate. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, white-yellow-orange, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 16 mm long, pink-reddish-purple, two valved capsule, seed with aril, remaining attached after fruit opens.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and (peat)-swamp forests up to 900 m altitude. Usually in alluvial sites, occasionally on hillsides. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The hard and durable wood is used in house construction.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, New Guinea.

Local names
Borneo: Belama'a, Besi, Jarmgin, Kayu batu, Latak manuk, Litoh, Merandi, Obah, Tamana'a, Temana'a.