Saturday, 28 January 2012
Tebulus ( Melanau ), Engkala ( Iban )
Litsea sebifera, Litsea aurea
Probably regions ranging from the Philippines to Borneo island.
Medium to large tree up to 20m in height. Trunk diameter up to 50cm.
Leaves ovate, oblong to lanceolate, alternate, 12-50cm length, 15cm width.
Flower 15mm diameter, white-yellow, racemes.
Fruit globose, fleshy drupe on enlarged cupule, 4cm diameter, green while mature, soft and pink while ripened.
Fruits for consumption.
Oil extracted from seeds used in making soaps and candles.
Timber for construction.