Alchornea tiliifolia (Benth.) Müll.Arg., Linnaea 34: 168 (1865)

Name meaning 'leaves as Tilia' a genus in the Malvaceae family.

Alchornea villosa (Benth.) Müll.Arg.
Alchornea villosa var. lanceolata Müll.Arg.
Alchornea villosa var. latisepala Hook.f.
Alchornea zollingeri Hassk.
Aparisthmium sumatranum Rchb. & Zoll.
Bleekeria zollingeri (Hassk.) Miq.
Croton chiamala Wall. [Invalid]
Stipellaria tiliifolia Benth.
Stipellaria villosa Benth.
Stipellaria zollingeri Miq.

Shrub or small tree 3–12 m high, rather densely hairy, glabrescent. Stipules linear-acuminate, c. 7 mm long, caducous. Leaves: petiole 5–10 cm long, villous; blade ovate to deltoid, 12–19 by 6.5–11 cm, base truncate or subcordate, with 2 stipellae at insertion, latter linear, 3–4 mm long, also with 1–3 macular glands, margin dentate glandular with short hairs, apex abruptly apiculate, glabrous above, puberulous on venation beneath; venation trinerved, nerves 4–6 pairs, not arching, ending near the margin, veinls scalariform, distinctly prominent beneath. Inflorescences single to groups of racemes, villous, up to 10 cm long in fruit. Flowers sessile or subsessile. Staminate flowers with minute bracts; sepals 2 or 3, ovate; stamens with short filaments on ridge. Pistillate flowers with linear, acuminate bracts; sepals 6, ovate, outer whorl 2–3 mm long; ovary ovoid, villous, minutely tubercled; style c. 1 mm long; stigmas 4–8 mm long, erec. Capsules ovoid or globose, ca. 10 by 9 mm, finely verrucose beneath the middle, villous. Seeds ridged, tuberculate. [from]

In shade in evergreen forest, sometimes near stream from altitude 500 m up to 1300 m.

E. Himalaya, Assam Burma, S. China, Indo-china, Andamans, Malay Peninsula.

Local names
China: Duan ye shan ma gan.
Thailand: Khang poi.