Melanochyla castaneifolia Ding
Hou, Blumea 24 (1978)
(Latin for 'leaves like Castanea', a plant genus in the Fagaceae)
Sub-canopy tree up to 28 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flower ca. 5 mm diameter, white-yellow coloured,
placed in small panicles. Fruits ca. 22 mm long, yellow-brown, sweet tasting,
In undisturbed lowland forest up to 350 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and
ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah and East-Kalimantan).