Breonia chinensis (Lam.) Capuron, Adansonia n.s., 13: 472 (1973 publ. 1974)

Name meaning 'from China'.

Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq.
Anthocephalus cadamba var. mollis Koord. & Valet.
Anthocephalus chinensis (Lam.) Hassk.
Anthocephalus indicus A.Rich.
Anthocephalus indicus var. glabrescens Li
Anthocephalus morindaefolius Korth.
Bancalus cuspidatus (Baker) Kuntze
Breonia citrifolia (Poir.) Ridsdale
Breonia coriacea Havil.
Breonia mauritiana Havil.
Breonia richardiana (Baill.) Havil.
Cephalanthus chinensis Lamk.
Cephalidium citrifolium (Poir.) A.Rich.
Cephalina richardii (Drake) Palacky
Nauclea cadamba Roxb.
Nauclea citrifolia Poir.
Nauclea orientalis Poir.
Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser
Samama cadamba (Roxb.) O.K.
Sarcocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Kurz
Sarcocephalus richardianus Baill.
Sarcocephalus richardii Drake

Upper canopy tree up to 47 m tall and 86 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 30 mm long, dropped early. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, yellow-orange, with corolla tube, flowers placed in globose flower head. Fruit body ca. 45 mm diameter, grey-brownish, consisting of many elongate berries.

Mainly in much disturbed (logged) forests, or along rivers and streams or open places in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Often along roads, along rivers and streams and on alluvial sites with sandy to clay soils.

Was planted on a large scale in Indonesia in the 1930s for its wood which can be used as plywood, for packing cases, and disposable chopsticks.

From India to New Guinea. In Borneo collected throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Bangkal, Buno, Jabon, Kelampayan, Laran, Larang, Palampaian, Takaying.