Monoon lateriflora (Blume) Miq.
Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 2: 19 (1865)
(Latin for 'sideward flowers')
Guatteria lateriflora Blume
Polyalthia lateriflora (Blume) Kurz
Upper canopy tree up to 42 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 55 mm long petals, yellow,
placed on the stem. Fruitlets ca. 24 mm long, red-purple, placed in apocarp,
Undisturbed lowland forests up to 333 m altitude. Usually in mixed
dipterocarp forest, rarely in peat swamp forest. Often on sandy soils, rarely on
limestone. Growing on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present
as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-
and East-Kalimantan), Lesser Sunda Islands, Celebes, Moluccas and New Guinea.
Borneo: Banitan, Semukau.