Cyathocalyx virgatus (Bl.) King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 61: 28 28 (1893)

(Latin for 'rod shaped', referring to the long stiff twigs)

Synonyms
Ararocarpus velutinus Scheff.
Cananga virgata (Bl.) Hook.f. & Thomson
Cyathocalyx subsessilis Ast
Desmos monogynus Merr.
Enicosanthum erianthum (Ridl.) Airy Shaw
Meiogyne eriantha (Ridl.) J.Sincl.
Meiogyne lucida Elm.
Meiogyne monogyna (Merr.) Tien Ban
Meiogyne montana (Bl.) Backer
Meiogyne paucinervia Merr.
Meiogyne philippinensis Elm.
Meiogyne stipitata Koord. & Valeton
Meiogyne subsessilis (Ast) J.Sincl.
Meiogyne virgata (Blume) Miq.
Polyalthia eriantha Ridl.
Stelechocarpus montana (Bl.) Miq.
Unona virgata Bl.
Uvaria montana Bl.
Uvaria virgata (Bl.) Bl.

Description
Sub-canopy tree up to 24 m tall and 35 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, with nicely upwardly curved secondary veins. Flowers with ca. 19 mm long petals, green-white-yellowish, placed axillary. Fruitlets ca. 35 mm long, olive green, hairy, placed in apocarp, fruitlets several seeded.

Ecology
Undisturbed forests up to 1000 m altitude, but usually much lower. Mostly on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Distribution
Indo-china, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Mempisang; Pisang-pisang; Semukan.