Cleistanthus pubens Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 21 (1968)

Latin for 'hairy'.

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 9 cm dbh. Stipules small. Leaves alternate, simple, penni- to almost tripli-veined, hairy below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, green-white, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 10 mm, yellow-red, dehiscent, 3-lobed capsules.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, sub-montane and keranga forests up to 1100 m altitude. On alluvial sites and hillsides and ridges, usually with sandy to rocky soils, but also on clay.


Local names
Borneo: Komuning.