Magnolia borneensis Noot., Blumea 32 (1987)

Latin for 'from Borneo'.

Aromadendron borneensis Dandy ex Cockburn

Upper canopy tree up to 48 m tall and 138 cm dbh. Stipules large, leaving circular scar around twig when dropped. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, tertiary venation conspicuously reticulate, glabrous. Flowers ca. 80 mm diameter, white-yellowish, placed solitary. Fruits ca. 49 mm long, green-yellow-pinkish, syncarps which split in loose carpels when ripe.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 2000 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Lekah, Talakuma.