Sindora velutina Baker, in Hook.f. Fl. Brit. Ind. 2 (1878)

Latin for 'silky hairy'.

Galedupa velutina Prain
Sindora mucronata Pierre
Sindora parvifolia Symington
Sindora parvifolia B.Heyne
Sindora parvifoliola Symington

Sindora beccariana, Sindora velutina and Sindora wallichii might all form one species.

Emergent tree up to 55 m tall and 87 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 8 mm long. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, penni-veined, tertiary venation conspicuously reticulate, densely hairy below. Flowers ca. 18 mm diameter, yellow-reddish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 83 mm long, green, flattened, spiny pods.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 100 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The wood is used for construction. A medicinal oil is extracted from the bark (Sindur oil).

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

Local names
Borneo: Sepetir, Sindur.