Neoscortechinia kingii (Hook.f.) Pax & K.Hoffm., in Engl. Pflanzenr. IV, 147, xiv, add. VI (1919)

Named after G. King [1840-1909] a British physician and botanist.

Neoscortechinia kingii var. kingii Airy Shaw
Neoscortechinia kingii var. pedicellata Airy Shaw
Scortechinia kingii Hook.f.

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 49 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 1 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, with clearly looping secondary venation. Flowers ca. 2.5 mm diameter, yellow-cream, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 26 mm long, green-whitish, dehiscent capsules, seeds with thin red aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and (peat)-swamp forests up to 800 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites, but also found on hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.


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

Local names
Borneo: Baniran, Bantas, Bantas maras, Berias, Buloh manok, Mantauh, Medang, Nyabrit, Perupuk batu, Uwun.