Blumeodendron tokbrai (Bl.)
Kurz, J. As. Soc. Bengal 42 (1873)
Named after the local Sundanese name for this species.
Blumeodendron elateriospermum J.J.Sm.
Elateriospermum tokbrai Bl.
Mallotus tokbrai (Blume) Müll.Arg.
Rottlera tokbrai (Blume) Scheff.
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 47 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, opposite or
in whorls, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, pale
yellow to orange, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 29 mm long, green-yellowish,
indehiscent capsules, seeds with cream aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and montane forests up to 1900 m altitude,
sometimes in peat swamp forest. Mostly on hillsides and ridges. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Wood used for indoor construction. The arils of the seeds are edible.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei,
Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Moluccas, New
Local names in Borneo