Polyalthia glauca (Hassk.)
F.Muell., Desc. Notes Papuan Pl. App. 95 (1877)
(Latin for 'blue-greenish')
Monoon glaucum (Hassk.) Miq.
Uvaria glauca Hassk.
Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 61 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glaucus on lower surface. Flowers with ca. 33
mm long petals, pale yellow to cream, fragrant, placed on the branches below the
leaves. Fruitlets ca. 15 mm long, red-purple, placed in apocarp, fruitlets
In undisturbed forests up to 950 m altitude, but usually below 300 m.
Usually in mixed dipterocarp forests, but ocassionally in peat swamp and
submontane forests. Mostly on hillsides and ridges on sandy to clayey soils. In
secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo
(Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes,
Moluccas and New Guinea.
Borneo: Balikan putih; Bin(g)hut; Dilah Saie; Djilu; Kembalikan putih; Lirap;