Parishia insignis Hook.f., Trans. Linn. Soc. 23 (1860)

(Latin for 'conspicuous')

Astronium insigne March.
Parishia borneensis Ridl.
Parishia lowei Ridl.
Parishia insignis var. andamensis Engl.
Parishia insignis var. pubescens King
Parishia insignis var. tomentosa King
Parishia pubescens Hook.f.
Parishia rosea Ridl.

Upper canopy tree up to 49 m tall and 157 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, compound, penni-veined leaflets, often rather hairy. Flowers ca. 7 mm in diameter, with red sepals and yellow petals, placed in long panicles. Fruit a winged nut with a ca. 12 mm long nut and 110 mm long wings, wings bright red coloured.

Undisturbed lowland forests up to 800 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and river banks, sometimes in inundated places, peat swamps or limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The light timber is used for various purposes.

Myanmar, Thailand, Anadaman Islands, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Local names
Borneo: Babigurus; Berempaku; Gansiung buhis; Huram; Kemayan; Kembajau; Layang layang; Lomu Kujang; Medang sorukan; Upi Paya.