India to New Guinea and Australia.
Small shrubby tree, to about 5 m tall.
Leaf blades shiny dark green, leathery, inverted egg-shaped; flowers
15-20 per inflorescence, white, in ball-like clusters. Capsules
light green to pink, like curved bean pods (Malay kacang, bean).
Exposed areas especially forest fringes.Used for timber, bark used
as fish-poison, flowers are worn by women for their fragrance and
leaves are eaten in the Moluccas. Endangered.