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Sindora wallichii Benth.

Family Name: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Synonyms: Sindora intermedia (Baker) Prain, Sindora wallichiana Prain, Sindora wallichii Baker var. intermedia
Common Name: Sepetir, Sepetir Daun Tebal, Anggi, Marijang, Sanit-sanit, Simapar, Sindur, Tampar Hantu, 瓦氏油楠, 樟宜树
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Native to Singapore Tree


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Tree (Big (>30m))
Maximum Height 50 m
Tree or Palm – Trunk Diameter 192 cm


Native Distribution Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Large tree to 50m tall, and to 192cm dbh (diameter at breast height)
Foliage Leaves  alternate, compound, with up to 4 pairs of leaflets per leaf. Upper surface of leaves mid green, somewhat glossy. Under surface of leaves dull light green, hairy; mid rib raised, yellowish-green. 
Flowers Flowers yellowish-brown, to 1.5cm across, on terminal panicles.
Fruits Pods disc like, spiny, to 5cm in length. Seeds dark reddish brown - lack, to 1cm wide, attached to a fleshy aril to 2cm in length.
Habitat In lowland Dipterocarp forests up to  200m asl 
Ethnobotanical Uses Timber & Products ( Wood is used to make furniture. It is also used in construction.)
Cultural / Religious ( Heritage Tree : There is currently one individual of Sindora wallichii listed as a Heritage Tree in Singapore. It can be found at Changi. To find out more about these trees, please visit the Heritage Tree Register. )

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.0 (Tree - Dense Canopy)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Brown, Yellow / Golden

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Master ID 1837
Species ID 3130
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.

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