Dillenia suffruticosa at XTBG (Image by ZHU Renbin)
Dillenia suffruticosa is a large shrub growing into a small tree. The plant is easily recognised by its dense, large, cabbage-like leaves that are toothed. Young laves are reddish, slipping out from the basal leaf sheath. The leaves were once used to wrap tempeh, the fermented soya bean cake that originated from Indonesia. They were also once used by hawkers to wrap various foods.