Endospermum sinensis, a woody plant in the family Euphorbiaceae, is a native species, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical rainforests in Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia and southern China.
Endospermum sinensis is a light-loving, fast-growing, deciduous broad-leaved, wide and airy foliage, straight stem tree without frills and bumps which can be up to 35m in height and 90-120cm in diameter.
The bark is earthy yellow with longitudinal cracks. The wood is light pale yellow. Leaves are greenish-yellow, single, heart-shaped, 10-35cm in length, with 3-5 base veins and petioles as long as the leaves. Flowers are unisexual with different roots, self-inflorescence without corolla. Fruit is globose 10-15mm in diameter, covered with yellowish-brown hairs. Flowering season is May-June while fruit ripening is November-December.
Endospermum sinensis trees are planted for shadow or for wood which is harvested for making boards, plywood, matches, pencils, paper powder…