Magnolia lasia Noot., Blumea 32 (1987)

Latin for 'densely hairy or spiny'.

Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 32 cm dbh. Stipules long, densely hairy, leaving ring scar around twig when dropped. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, tertiary venation conspicuously reticulate, glabrous. Flowers ca.108 mm diameter, yellow-cream, placed solitary on long hairy stalk. Fruits ca. 125 mm long, green-yellow, syncarps. Seeds remaining attached to the central fruit axis when ripe.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Chempaca hutan, Talal umar.