Scientific name: Phaleria capitata
Family name: Thymelaeaceae
Phaleria capitata trees in Taman Tugu
The Phaleria capitata 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 tree is a shrub or small-sized tree that grow up to 10m tall with a stem diameter about 15cm. The twigs are reddish-brown. The flowers are borne in inflorescences and usually bear five flowers. The fruits are roundish and up to 1.5cm long.
These trees are commonly planted as ornamental plants.
These trees grow forest from sea-level to 1,200m altitude. These trees are native to Malaysia, Sumatera, and Borneo.