Ramin Pinang Muda
Scientific name: Gonystylus confuses
Family name: Thymelaeaceae
Ramin Pinang Muda trees in Taman Tugu
The Ramin Pinang Muda 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 medium-sized tree that can grow up to 30m tall and 60cm in diameter. The leaves are simple and alternately arranged. The tree produces a small brownish flower that is 8mm in diameter and placed in panicles. The fruits are greenish-brown and dehiscent capsule with seeds in white aril.
A decoction of roots is used as a drink to help mothers recover from the exhaustion of childbirth.
These trees grow in evergreen non-inundated rain-forest, at elevations up to 360m altitude. These trees are native to Malaysia and Indonesia.