Chionanthus curvicarpus Kiew, Gard. Bull. Sing. 37 (1984)

Latin for 'curved fruit'.

Sub-canopy tree up to 23 m tall and 37 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation conspicuous. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, white-yellow-orange, placed in axillary bundles or solitary. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, green, often slightly curved drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Often on hillsides and ridges, but also common on alluvial sites near rivers and streams. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is locally used for general construction purposes.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Mak ulat, Medang, Modkulat.