Callerya eriantha (Benth.) Schot

Etymology Genus After Joesph Callery, a 19th century French missionary and botanist
Species Woolly stamens
Family Fabaceae
Synonyms Adinobotrys erianthus (Benth.) Dunn, Millettia eriantha Benth.
Common Names Woolly Flower Callerya, Akar Pua
Status Native: Critically Endangered
Form Climber
Native Distribution Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo


Callerya eriantha is a woody climber, found in our nature reserves. It has compound leaves that are opposite pinnate of 2-3 pairs, with a terminal leaflet. Each leaflet have a distinct drip-tip. The coppery red flowers are covered with golden hairs. The fruit pods are 1-seeded.

Interesting Facts:


Along MacRitchie Reservoir boardwalk (2014).

Imparipinnate leaf.

Flowering branch.


Close-up showing the golden hairs covering the petals.



Author: Jake
Posted: 2019-01-02