Scientific name: Stelechocarpus cauliflorus
Family name: Annonaceae
Mempisang trees in Taman Tugu
The Mempisang tree is an indigenous rainforest tree amongst the 4,100 trees added to the Taman Tugu site, selected in collaboration with Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) and Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”).
The Mempisang tree is medium-sized tree that can grow up to 30m tall and 41cm in diameter. The leaves are alternately arranged, penni-veined and lanceolate to ovate shaped. The flowers have long petals, pink-brown coloured and placed on the tree stem. The fruits are brown-purple, fleshy and often covered with ants.
There is no reported usage of this plant.
These trees are found on limestone hillsides, ridges and sandy-loam soils. These trees are native to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatera, Borneo, and Thailand.