Rothmannia schoemannii (Teijsm. & Binn.) Tirveng, Nord. J. Bot. 3 (1983)

Named after C. Schoemann.

Gardenia schoemannii Teijsm. & Binn.
Randia exaltata Griff.
Randia schoemannii (Teijsm. & Binn.) Bakh.f.
Rothmannia exaltata (Griff.) Bremek.

Our specimens are provisionally named Rothmannia schoemannii, but are probably a new species all together that only occurs in Borneo. This remains a question until a revision is ready for this genus.

Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 36 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long, strongly pointed. Leaves in whorls of three leaves, simple, penni-veined, hairy. Flowers ca. 29 mm diameter, white-yellowish, with long corolla tube, flowers in small panicles. Fruits ca. 62 mm diameter, green, tough berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 700 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Bengkil.