Bridelia tomentosa Blume
Blume, C.L. von (1827) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie No. 7 : 597. Type: Java, in montanis Bantam et Buitenzorg, Blume s.n.; lecto: BO, Fide Airy Shaw (1980), Kew Bull. 35: 602.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.
Cotyledons obreniform, wider than long about 7 x 10 mm, apex excavated, base truncate, petiole hairy. First pair of leaves +/- orbicular, apex obtuse, base obtuse, margins ciliate, underside almost white. At the tenth leaf stage: stipules hairy, about 4-5 mm long. Leaf blade obovate to elliptic, apex mucronate, base obtuse, much paler on the underside. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Seed germination time 206 days.
This is a typical tree of waste ground. It is apparently well known in village-medicine and it is said in folk-tales that both tiger and crocodile sprung from its shade. Strange feat for such a dreary tree! Corner (1982).