Botryophora geniculata (Miq.) Beumee ex Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 3 (1949)

Latin for 'with knees'.

Botryophora kingii Hook.f.
Sterculia geniculata Miq.

Upper canopy tree up to 46 m tall and 67 cm dbh. Twigs strongly swollen at nodes. Stipules absent. Leaves whorled to alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm in diameter, purple-red, placed in racemes or panicles. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, yellow-brown, dehiscent capsules.

In undisturbed forests up to 600 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names in Borneo