Sterculia rubiginosa Zoll. ex Miq., Fl. Ind. Bot. Suppl.

Latin for 'rusty-red', referring to the fruit colour.

Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 41 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 20 mm long, very narrow. Leaves alternate, simple, penni- to tripli-veined, hairy lower surface. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, white-yellow-pink-red, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 60 mm long, red, dehiscent capsule with black seeds.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Mostly along rivers and streams and on hillsides. On sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The timber is used.

Burma, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Ambin angang, Kayu gedang, Keradang, Tingkian, Tuntun.