Durio acutifolius (Mast.)
Kosterm., Trop. Natuur. 33 (1953)
Latin for 'pointed leaf'.
Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 49 cm dbh. Stipules present, but falling
off early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, silvery-golden below. Flowers
ca. 15 mm in diameter, with 2-lobed epicalyx, white to pale yellow, usually
placed solitary behind the leavy twigs. Fruits ca. 35 mm long, bright red,
dehiscent, with short spines, seeds with small red aril which covers only a
small part of the black seeds.
In undisturbed forests up to 900 m altitude. Usually in mixed dipterocarp
forest on hillsides and ridges, but also found in keranga forest. Usually on
sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as pre-disturbance
The timber is locally used. The aril is edible, but very small.
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central-, East- and South-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Durian, Durian antu, Durian burong, Durian enggang, Durian loiang, Durian
lahung, Lai hengang, Lai kayo, Lai koko, Mehawan, Tupaloh, Tuwola pumpulu.