Calophyllum soulattri Burm.f.

Last updated: 23 April 2015

Scientific Name

Calophyllum soulattri Burm.f.


Calophyllum tetrapetalum Roxb. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Bintangor labu, bintangor lanchar, mintak (Peninsular) [2]; bentangur bunga, bentangur bunut, bentangur labu, bentangur lanchar,mintak [3]
English The nicobar canoe [3]
Indonesia Sulatri (Sundanese, Java); slatri (Javanese, Java); malang-malang (Bangka) [2]
Thailand Tanghon baiyai (Surat Thani) [2]
Philippines Bitanghol-sibat (General); pamintaogon (Samar-Leyte Bisaya); gigabi (Panay Bisaya) [2]
Vietnam C[oof]ng tr[aws]ng [2]

Geographical Distributions

Calophyllum soulattri is distributed in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Andaman Islands, Thailand, throughout Malesia towards the Solomon Islands and northern Australia. [2]

Botanical Description

C. soulattri falls under the family of Guttiferae. It is a small to medium-sized tree that can reach up to 30 m tall while its bole measures up to 70 cm in diametre. It is rarely buttressed while spurs or sometimes knee roots are present. The twigs are 4-20 mm long and usually 4-angled while the conical bud is terminal. [2]

The leaves are ovate to elliptical or suboblong, measuring (3.5-)6.5-29(-36) cm long, usually wedge-shaped at the base, acute or acuminate at apex and with (6-)12-18(-21) veins per 5 mm. [2]

The inflorescences are axillary, usually fan-shaped, branched and (3-)7-21-flowered. The flowers are with 4 purplish-black tepals. [2]

The fruit is spherical, measures 9-16(-22) mm long, and with fairly thick and compact outer layer. [2]


C. soulattri is widespread, but in many places is a rather uncommon tree of fairly small dimensions, growing in lowland or lower montane rainforests or sometimes in swamp forests, up to 1700 m altitude. The wood has a density of 400-700 kg/m3 at 15% moisture content and is not very durable. [2]

Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of C. soulattri Burm.f. [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Calophyllum soulattri Burm.f.[homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 Apr 23]. Available from:
  2. Calophyllum soulattri Burm.f.In: Soerianegara I, Lemmens RHMJ, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 5(1): Timber trees; Major commercial timbers. Wageningen, Netherlands: Pudoc Scientific Publishers; 1993.
  3. Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute Medical Research. Compendium of Medicinal Plants Used in Malaysia. Volume 1. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC IMR; 2002.p.137.