Sindora javanica (PROSEA)
Sindora javanica (Koord. & Valeton) Backer ex K. Heyne
- Protologue: Nutt. pl. Ned. Ind., ed. 2: 728 (1927).
- Sindora sumatrana Miq. var. javanica Koord. & Valeton (1895).
- Indonesia: uku aka, samparantu (Sundanese, Java).
Western and central Java.
The timber is occasionally used as sepetir. The wood-oil was formerly used for illumination.
- A medium-sized to fairly large tree up to 35 m tall with a straight, columnar bole branchless up to 20 m and up to 70 cm in diameter.
- Leaves with 8-10 leaflets, leaflets 3.5-14.5 cm × 2-6.5 cm, leathery and sparsely puberulous beneath.
- Flowers with 6-9 mm long puberulous calyx lobes lacking spines.
- Pod elliptical to suborbicular, up to 8.5 cm long, with many short, resinous spines with a swollen base.
S. javanica is an uncommon species of poor, sandy or stony soils in forest below 500 m altitude. The timber is often decoratively streaked.
35, 145, 186, 318, 319.
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