Polyalthia rumphii (Bl.) Merr.,
Enum. Phil. Pl. 2 (1923)
(Named after G.E. Rumpf [1628-1702] a German/Dutch plant and animal
Guatteria rumphii Blume ex Hensch.
Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 45 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 38 mm long petals,
green-yellowish, placed on the branches. Fruitlets ca. 8 mm long,
green-yellow-purple, placed in apocarp, fruitlets 1-seeded.
In undisturbed forests up to 950 m altitude. More or less growing all over
the forest, from alluvial sites to hillsides and ridges. Mostly on sandy-clay
soils, but also found in limestone areas. Quite often found in disturbed
forests, but usually as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-,
Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas, New
Guinea and the Solomon islands.
Borneo: Karai, Kenanga, Mempening, Pisang-pisang, Porang-porang, Semukau, Semukau