Paracroton pendulus (Hassk.) Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1, 2 (1859)

Latin for 'hanging', referring to the inflorescences.

Croton pendulus Hassk.
Fahrenheitia collina Reichb.f. & Zoll.
Fahrenheitia pendula (Hassk.) Airy Shaw
Ostodes macrophylla (Mull.Arg.) Benth.
Ostodes pendula (Hassk.) A. Meeuse
Trigonostemon macrophyllus (Mull.Arg.) Mull.Arg.
Tritaxis macrophylla Mull.Arg.

Understorey tree up to 20 m tall and 26 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 1 mm long, gland like. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, margin toothed, two glands on petiole near leaf insertion. Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in long branched racemes. Fruits ca. 13 mm diameter, green, dehiscent capsules.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 600 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Timber tree. Locally used medicinally. The red sap is irritating.

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

Local names
Borneo: Rambai hutan, Rengas puteh.