Hernandia nymphaeifolia HERNANDIACEAE
Local name: Kementing laut
A common tree of sandy shores in Borneo with a very widespread distribution from East Africa to the Pacific Islands.
BARRINGTONIA ASSOCIATION: Hernandia nymphaeifolia is one of about 30 sea dispersed plants found along the Borneo coast known as the Barringtonia Association which are primarily sea dispersed. Hernandia seeds are surrounded by a paper like cup (Chinese lantern) which enables the seed to float for long distances.