Orophea trigyna Miq.,
Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1865)
(Latin for 'with three female parts' referring to the flowers)
Small understorey tree/shrub up to 8 m tall. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 16 mm long petals,
green-yellowish, placed in 1-3 flowered bundles on branches. Fruitlets ca. 40 mm
long, green-yellow-brown coloured, placed in apocarp, fruitlests with single
seed surrounded by sweet, yellow aril.
Undisturbed forests up to 1000 m altitude, but usually much lower. Quite
often found on or near limestone and clay soils, usually on hillsides and
ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).