Cephalomappa malloticarpa J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitzg. Ser. 3, 6 (1924)

Latin for 'fruits similar to those of the genus Mallotus'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules small, dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, often with toothed margin. Flowers ca. 0.5 mm diameter, yellowish, placed in dense clusters along flowering stalk. Fruits ca. 23 mm in diameter, green-brown, spiny, dehiscent, clearly three-lobed capsule.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Mostly on ridges with sandy soils, also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Wood locally used for house construction.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names in Borneo
Bantas, Mingaram, Perupuk batu.