Mischocarpus pentapetalus (Roxb.) Radlk., Sapind. Holl.-Ind. (1879)

Latin for 'five petals'.

Cupania fuscescens (Blume) Miq.
Cupania pentaphylla Hiern
Cupania pentaphylla Wight
Cupania roxburghii Wight
Cupania subundulata (Turcz.) Rolfe
Cupania sumatrana (Blume) Miq.
Mischocarpus brachyphyllus Radlk.
Mischocarpus ellipticus Radlk.
Mischocarpus endotrichus Radlk.
Mischocarpus fuscescens Blume
Mischocarpus salicifolius Radlk.
Mischocarpus sublaevis Radlk.
Mischocarpus sumatranus Blume
Nephelium hosei Ridl.
Pedicellia fuscescens (Blume) Pierre
Pedicellia pentapetala (Roxb.) Pierre
Pedicellia sumatrana (Blume) Pierre
Ratonia sumatrana (Blume) Kurz
Schleichera pentapetala Roxb.
Schleichera pentaphylla (Wight) Roxb.
Schleichera subundulata Turcz.
Schmidelia pentapetala (Roxb.) Wight

Trees, evergreen, 4-10 m tall or more. Branches brownish red when dry, strong, stout, only pubescent when young. Leaves with petiole 20-45 cm, axis striate, petioles inflated at base; leaflets (2 or)3-5-jugate; petiolules 8-10 mm; blades dull when dry, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate to oblong, 10-25 x 2.5-7.5 cm, papery or thinly leathery, glabrous, reticulate veins visible, slightly prominent, lateral veins 10-15 pairs, slightly curved, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, apex acuminate or shortly acuminate, mucronate. Inflorescences often multibranched, rarely racemose, solitary and axillary or several fascicled near branch apices, nearly as long as leaves or longer, main rachis and branches mostly hairy. Pedicels 2-5 mm. Sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, both surfaces pilose. Petals 1-5 or absent, lanceolate or scalelike. Disk hirsute. Filaments unequal in length, 2-3 mm, pilose. Capsules pear-shaped or clavate, 1.2-2.5 cm, part bearing seed 7-10 mm in diam., usually 1-loculed, with 1 seed. [From Flora of China]

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp, coastal (mangrove edges, beach edges), and sub-montane forests up to 1800 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges, but also on alluvial sites and along rivers and streams. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The fruit is edible. Wood used for timber.

India, southern China, Indo-China, Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Buah sia, Taongau.