Sterculia membranacea Merr., Philip. J. Sci. 21 (1922)

Latin for 'membrane', meaning very thin.

Most likely a synonym of Sterculia lanceolata.

Shrub up to 10 m tall and 28 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-yellow-pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 59 mm long, yellow-red, dehiscent capsule with black seeds.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 300 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites, but also common on hillsides and ridges. Mostly on sandy soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Kapala tandang, Karaput, Kembang, Maritam hutan, Serantut, Yongitom tahun.