Galearia fulva (Tul.) Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1 (1859)

Latin for 'yellow-brown'.

Bennettia affinis R.Br.
Bennettia finlaysoniana R.Br.
Bennettia fulva (Tul.) M¨šll.Arg.
Bennettia jackiana R.Br.
Bennettia javanica R.Br.
Bennettia lindleyana (Tul.) M¨šll.Arg.
Bennettia pedicellata R.Br.
Bennettia phlebocarpa R.Br.
Bennettia splendens (Miq.) M¨šll.Arg.
Bennettia subulata M¨šll.Arg.
Bennettia wallichii R.Br.
Cremostachys fulva Tul.
Cremostachys lindlaeana Tul.
Galearia affinis (R.Br.) Miq.
Galearia angustifolia Miq.
Galearia caudata Forman
Galearia dolichobotrys Merr.
Galearia dongnaiensis Pierre ex Gagnep.
Galearia elliptica Miq.
Galearia finlaysoniana (R.Br.) Miq.
Galearia fusca Ridl.
Galearia helferi Hook.f.
Galearia jackiana (R.Br.) Miq.
Galearia lindlaeana (Tul.) Hook.f.
Galearia minor Gage
Galearia pedicellata (R.Br.) Miq. [Illegitimate]
Galearia philippinensis Merr.
Galearia phlebocarpa (R.Br.) Miq.
Galearia ridleyi Gage
Galearia sessiliflora Merr.
Galearia splendens Miq.
Galearia subulata (M¨šll.Arg.) Hook.f.
Galearia sumatrana Miq.
Galearia wallichii (R.Br.) Kurz

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 24 cm dbh. Stipules small. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli- to penni-veined, usually hairy below, unequal leaf base. Flowers ca. 1.5 mm diameter, green-yellowish, placed in very long racemes. Fruits ca. 7 mm long, grey-green, indehiscent, angular, fleshy capsules.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, freshwater swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. On alluvial and dry sites with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The roots are used against fever. The fruits are edible.

Birma, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Kayu busih, Rukam gunung, Tis.