Genus Koompassia

Koompassia is a genus of legume in the Fabaceae family occurring in southeast Asia.

Species in the genus Koompassia of plants


Koompassia excelsa - Tualangs grow mostly in lowland rainforests where it towers over the canopy. Like most tall rainforest trees it has huge buttress roots to support it weight. This is because most of the nutriments of rainforests soils are very near the surface, making large spreading roots more effective than deep ones.


Koompassia malaccensis - A common name for this wood is Kempas, it is used as a flooring material.