Canarium pseudosumatranum (PROSEA)

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Canarium pseudosumatranum Leenh.

Protologue: Blumea 8: 193, fig. 4 (1955).

Vernacular names

  • Malaysia: kedondong senggeh, lamshu senggi, kala (Peninsular).


Peninsular Malaysia.


The wood is used as kedondong.


  • A large tree up to 55 m tall, bole branchless for up to 45 m, up to 120 cm in diameter, with short buttresses, bark surface rough or scaly with smooth patches, fawn with silver-fawn patches, inner bark laminated, pale brown-pink, exuding an oily resin turning black.
  • Stipules absent; leaves with 13-21 leaflets, leaflets with gradually long-acuminate apex, margin entire, glabrous, with 12-22 pairs of secondary veins which are visible on both surfaces, midrib raised above.
  • Male inflorescence axillary, narrowly paniculate.
  • Male flowers 7 mm long.
  • Fruit ovoid, circular in cross-section, 50 mm × 25 mm, glabrous.

C. pseudosumatranum is still imperfectly known, occurring scattered in lowland and hill forest.

Selected sources

162, 366, 463, 465, 705.


  • M.S.M. Sosef (selection of species)

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