Aglaia odorata Lour.
Aglaia chaudocensis Pierre, Aglaia duperreana Pierre, Aglaia oblanceolata Craib.
|Malaysia||Me shui Ian (Chinese, Peninsular), chulan, pokok telur belangkas (Peninsular).|
|Indonesia||Pacar cina (Sumatra, Java), bunga maniran (Kalimantan), pacar culam (Java, Moluccas).|
|Philippines||Cinamomo (Sp), sinamomong-sunsong (Tagalog).|
|Thailand||Homklai (Peninsular), khayong (Northern), prayong (Central).|
|Vietnam||Ng[aa]u, boa ng[aa]u.|
Its distribution is throughout Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan (China) and Thailand; possibly in Laos and the Moluccas. It is also cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.
This is a shrub or small tree that can reach up to 10 m tall.
The leaflets are 3-5(-7), opposite and with 5-9 pairs of secondary veins. They are usually smooth and hairless or occasionally with few yellowish-brown stellate scales with a fringed margin below.
The flowers are 5-merous, 5 anthers, style-head ovoid or narrowly ovoid, longitudinally ridged and with 2 small apical lobes.
The fruit is indehiscent with 1-locular.
A. odorata occurs scattered but is common and found in evergreen primary and secondary forest, sometimes along the coast, up to 700 m altitude.
Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.