Project : Jelutong/ Jelutung
Jelutung/Jelutong or Dyera costulata belongs to the family Apocynaceae. Jelutong can easily be identified by the end branching of its leaves known as the “terminalia” characteristic.
The tree trunk grows straight, producing fine boles up to 60 m. During juvenile stage the crown forms “monopodial” or pagoda shaped with layered leaf branches. When mature, the crown opens up so the tree would be more exposed to sunlight.
Jelutung tree are commonly grow/found at well drain virgin lowland and hill forest in peninsular Malaysia , Borneo , Sumatra and southern Thailand. It is a large tree and can grow up to 60-80 meters tall with a diameter of 2-3 meters. Jelutung leaves very similar to the leaf bark and the seeds are in pods brown oval.