Strombosia javanica Blume, Bijdr. (1826)

Latin for 'from Java', an island in Indonesia.

Strombosia javanica var. sumatrana Valet.

Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 82 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni- to tripli-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in small axillary umbels. Fruits ca. 18 mm long, green, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 600 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges, but also on alluvial sites. Mostly on sandy soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Wood locally used in house construction. Young leaves are used as vegetable (taste like peanuts or 'kacang')

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Kacang, Kayu kacang, Mahalatta, Mangkudur, Tungang.