Scientific name: Aralidium pinnatifidum
Family name: Araliaceae
Sebalai trees in Taman Tugu
Sebalai 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 Sebalai tree is a small-sized tree that grows up to 10m tall. The leaves are spaced with distinct internodes and broadly ovate, measuring about 25cm by 20cm. These trees produce numerous flowers which are fragrant and cream colored. The fruits are usually obliquely ellipsoid which are white when immature and turns purplish to black when ripe.
No information on the tree usage.
These trees can be found scattered on poorly drained usually at elevations below 300m and are very common in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, and Sumatera.