Neouvaria acuminatissima (Miq.)
Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. (1939)
(Latin for 'extremely pointed', referring to the leaf tip)
Griffitianthus merrillii (C.B.Rob.) W.H.Brown ex Merr.
Mitrephora ferruginea Merr.
Mitrephora merrillii C.B.Rob.
Mitrephora viridifolia Elm.
Uvaria acuminatissima Miq.
Sub-canopy tree up to 22 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, very hairy on lower surface. Flowers pale
yellow, rhamiflorous. Fruitlets ca. 30 mm long, green-greyish-brown, hairy,
placed in an apocarp.
Undisturbed forests up to 1200 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges,
but also found on alluvial soils and limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Fruits used to treat fever in children.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines.
Borneo: Pisang-pisang, Kayu bissing; Semukau.