Hancea eucausta (Airy Shaw) S.E.C.Sierra, Kulju & Welzen, Blumea 52: 363 (2007)

Name meaning 'flamable', referring to its use as fire wood.

Cordemoya eucausta (Airy Shaw) S.E.C.Sierra, Kulju & Welzen
Mallotus eucaustus Airy Shaw

Shrub to small tree up to 23 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 4-11 mm long, semi-persistent. Leaves seemingly alternate but actually opposite with one very small, stipule like opposite leaf, simple, penni-veined, hairy. Flowers ca. 3.5 mm diameter, white-yellow-reddish, placed in racemes opposite of large leaf, female and male flowers in separate plants. Fruits ca. 8-15 mm diameter, green-red, 3-lobed, spiny, hairy, dehiscent capsules.

Mainly a locally common understorey tree in primary forest, but also in secondary, logged-over forests; mostly on well-drained, sandy to (red) clayey soils. Altitude: up to 340 m.


Fire wood.