- Family Melastomataceae
- Family Mimosaceae
Lowland forest throughout Malaya, from Burma to the Solomon Islands.
Thailand, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines. Lowland hill forests to 1,000m. Small tree to 10 m, twigs slender with dense reddish brown stellate haris, dense on the midribs, less so on the veins. Fruit to 2cm diameter, one seed.
Single sp. China, India, Indonesia, thru Malaya. Colonizes open areas,
|Dysoxylum cauliflorum Hiern
Common in W Malesia. Tree to 30m, flowers creamy white very fragrant, spicate, appearing on older branches. Fr Tunas Harapan 6.2012.
mindi kecil, Persian lilac
Nowhere wild, foothills of the Himalayas? Cultivated for scent and
sentangMalaya, Sumatra, Borneo to New Guinea. Often in villages north from
Malacca, occasionally in lowland forest. Tall evergreen tree to 50m,
leaves tufted at end of long sloping branches. Leaves edible, but
bitter. Good timber for houses.
Wild in India & Java, otherwise cultivated for medicines. All
sentolAbout 5 species , all in Malaya in lowland forest. Leaves trifoliate,
flowers green slender panicles fruit large, round, fleshy, not splitting.
Tree to 50m tall, buttressed when old. Bark smooth with faint raised
Indo-Malesia 14 spp, 2 in Malaya. Perak, Melaka, Johor, Selangor, Pahang. Small tree to 20m. White flowers in panicles, fruit dull green, oblong to 2cm with 2 seeds, reported poisonous. Seeds dispersed by birds.