Planchonia valida (Blume) Blume, in van Houtte, Fl. Serres. 7 (1851)

Latin for 'strong or robust', referring to the tree.

Gustavia valida (Blume) DC.
Pirigara valida Blume
Planchonia alata Blume
Planchonia elliptica Miers
Planchonia forbesii Knuth
Planchonia littoralis Blume
Planchonia sumatrana Blume
Planchonia sundaica Miq.
Planchonia undulata Teijsm. & Binn.

Emergent tree up to 56 m tall and 126 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, toothed margin. Flowers ca. 40 mm diameter, white-pinkish-red, with many protruding stamens, flowers placed in short racemes. Fruits ca. 57 mm long, green, fleshy berry/capsule with several seeds.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 300 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and on alluvial sites. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The wood is locally used. The bark is used against skin diseases. The leaves are eaten as vegetables (raw). The fruits are used as fishing baits.

Nicobar Islands, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (throughout the island), Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea.

Local names
Borneo: Kasui, Putat, Putat gajah, Putat paya, Selangan kangkong, Talisei, Telisai, Talisai bukit, Talisai sugud.