Durio kutejensis (Hassk.) Becc.

Last updated: 20 May 2015

Scientific Name

Durio kutejensis (Hassk.) Becc.


Lahia kutejensis Hassk. [1]

Vernacular Name


Durian merah (Sabah); rian isu (Iban, Sarawak)[2]


Lai, sekawi (Dayak, Kalimantan); durian tinggang (Malay, Kalimantan) [2]


Durian kuning [2]

Geographical Distributions

Durio kutejensis is distributed in Borneo (Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah, and Brunei) and often cultivated elsewhere in Malesia (e.g. Java) for the fruits or as an ornamental tree. [2]

D. kutejensis occurs wild in foothills of central Borneo; in Sarawak, it occurs locally on fertile clay-rich soils on undulating land in mixed dipterocarp forest. [2]

Botanical Description

D. kutejensis comes from the Bombaceae family. It is a small to medium-sized tree that can reach up to measure 30 m tall, with branchless bole up to measure 12 m and up to measure 40 cm in diametre which is having low and rounded buttresses. [2]

The bark surface is initially smooth and hoop-marked but later rather rough and flaky. It is grey to reddish-brown in colour. [2]

The leaves are elliptical-oblong in shape, with a size of measuring (10-)20-33 cm x (3-)6-12 cm and densely pale golden-brown scaly below. [2]

The flowers are in irregular racemes on the older branches. The red petals are up to measure 90 mm long. The stamens are free and opened by a slit. [2]

The fruit is an ovoid or ellipsoid in shape and measure up to 20 cm long where the outside is dirty yellow with pyramidal that often somewhat curved spines. [2]


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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 D. kutejensis (Hassk.) Becc. [1]


  1. Jansen PCM, Jukema J, Oyen LPA, van Lingen TG. Durio kutejensis (Hassk.) Becc. In: Verheij EWM, Coronel RE, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 2: Edible fruits and nuts. Wageningen, Netherlands: Pudoc Scienyific Publisher, 1991; p.330.
  2. Lemmens RHMJ, Soerianegara I, Wong WC, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.5(2): Timber trees: Minor Commercial Timbers. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 1995.