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