Semecarpus glaucus Engl., in DC. Mon. Phan. 4 (1883)

(Latin for 'blue-greenish')

Understorey tree up to 17 m tall and 28 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers ca. 6.5 mm in diameter, white, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, orange drupe with a cupule.

Undisturbed lowland forests up to 600 m altitude. Found on inundated places, peat swamp forests, hillsides and ridges. Rarely on limestone. Rather common in disturbed sites, such as gaps and road sides. Fruits have been seen eaten by birds.


Local names
Borneo: Kerawas; Kelulut; Kraus; Rengas; Rengas manak; Rengas ayam.