Lepisanthes fruticosa (Roxb.) Leenh., Blumea 17 (1969)

Latin for 'shrub-like'.

Capura fruticosa (Roxb.) Vidal
Koelreuteria edulis Blanco
Otolepis erythrocalyx (Hiern) Kuntze
Otolepis fruticosa (Roxb.) Kuntze
Otolepis sessilis King
Otophora acuminata Radlk.
Otophora blancoi Blume
Otophora erythrocalyx Hiern
Otophora fruticosa (Roxb.) Blume
Otophora glandulosa Radlk.
Othophora latifolia Ridl.
Otophora resecta Radlk.
Sapindus baccata Blanco
Sapindus fruticosa Roxb.

Understorey tree up to 14 m tall and 24 cm dbh. Stipules absent, but pseudo-stipules present (i.e. leaf-like appendages at leaf base instead of on twigs). Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, yellow-red, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm diameter, yellow-pink-red, drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1400 m altitude. Usually along rivers and streams and on hillsides. On clay to ultramafic soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The root is used in a compound poultice to relieve itching. The wood is locally used for house building. Fruits are edible. The seeds are eaten roasted.

Burma, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to the Moluccas. In Borneo collected throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Kilinga.
Cambodia: kandak.
Indonesia: mojowontu.
Laos: hwad khaaz.
Malaysia: setengok.
Philippines: linaunau (Tagalog), buli-buli (Bisaya), ara (Ibanag).
Thailand: chammaliang, phumriang (central), mathao (north).