Melicope denhamii (Seem.) T.G.Hartley, Sandakania 4 (1994)

Named after H.M. Denham, a 19th century British sea captain.

Euodia ridleyi Hochr.
Euodia tenuistyla Stapf.
Euodia schullei var. ridleyi (Hochr.) Lauterb.
Euodia suaveolens var. ridleyi (Hochr.) Bakh.f.
Picrasma denhamii Seemen

Understorey tree up to 14 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, tri-foliolate compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous to hairy. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, green-white, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 5 mm diameter, greenish, dehiscent capsules. Black seeds remain attached to inflorescence after fruit opening.

Mainly in disturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 1000 m altitude. On sandy to clay soils.

Ornamental tree. The wood is locally used in house construction.

Borneo (Sabah, East-Kalimantan) and the Philippines to New Guinea and western Pacific.

Local names
Borneo: Jaring-jaring, Kayu bukan, Pansalingan, Simawangun.