Aglaia palembanica Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. Suppl. 1 (1861)

Latin for 'from Palembang', a location in Sumatra.

Aglaia pamattonis Miq.
Aglaia sipannas Miq.

Tree up to 21 m tall and 30 cm dbh, with an irregularly rounded crown. Twigs slender, densely covered with brown stellate hairs which have arms up to 0.7 mm long. Leaves up to 36 cm long and 25 cm wide; petiole up to 10 cm, petiole, rachis and petiolules densely covered with hairs like those on the twigs. Leaflets 9-13, 6-22.5 by 1.3-3.5 cm, the margin slightly wavy and recurved when dry, caudate or acuminate at apex, cuneate and sometimes rounded on one side at the asymmetrical base, with stellate hairs like those on the twigs evenly scattered on lower surface and some paler stellate scales or peltate scales with a long fimbriate margin interspersed; veins 9-13 on each side of the midrib, some reticulation visible on lower surface; petiolules up to 8 mm. Inflorescence up to 30 cm long and wide, the final branches up to 10 mm long and tightly packed with sessile flowers, the branches clothed like the twigs. Flowers c. 1.2 mm long, subglobose or slightly longer than broad. Calyx with few or many pale brown stellate hairs on the outer surface. Petals 5. Staminal tube c. 0.8 mm long, cup-shaped with the apical margin incurved; anthers ovoid about half the length of the tube and just protruding beyond the aperture. Infructescence up to 10 cm long. Fruits subglobose, up to 4 mm long, brown or red. the pericarp thin and brittle and with few hairs like those on the twigs. Seeds with white aril. [from Flora Malesiana]

Found on flood plains, along river banks and in primary and secondary forest; on clay, laterite, sandstone, sand, limestone; sealevel to 900 m altitude.

Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Koping-koping, Lampasek, Lantupak, Segera.