Planchonia grandis Ridl., J. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. 61 (1912)

Latin for 'large', referring to the habit.

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 100 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, drying dark reddish-brown to black. Flowers ca. 60 mm diameter, green-white, with many protruding stamens, placed in short spikes. Fruits ca. 50 mm long, green, fleshy capsules with several seeds.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and coastal forests up to 400 m altitude. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Kawi, Putat.