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.