Glochidion sumatranum Miq.
Miquel, F.A.W. (1861) Fl. Ind. Bat. Suppl. : 450. Type: Sumatra ?.
Cheesetree; Pin Flower Tree; Sumatran Buttonwood; Umbrella Cheesetree; Buttonwood
Dead bark layered.
Capsules obscurely 10-lobed, flat or concave at the apex, about 7-9 mm diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as north-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 800 m. Favoured by disturbance, grows in a variety of habitats from well developed rain forest to fringing forest along creeks through eucalypt forest. Also occurs in Malesia and the Solomon Islands.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.70. Cause et al. (1989).