Polyalthia sumatrana (Miq.)
Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 43
(Latin for 'of Sumatra')
Guatteria sumatrana Miq.
Maasia sumatrana (Miq.) Mols, Kessler & Rogstad
Monoon sumatranum (Miq.) Miq.
Polyalthia sumatrana (Miq.) King
Sub-canopy tree up to 23 m tall and 25 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glaucous below. Flowers with ca. 38 mm long
petals, white-yellowish, placed on the twigs. Fruitlets ca. 19 mm long,
pink-red-purple, placed in apocarp, fruitlets 1-seeded.
In undisturbed forests up to 700 m altitude. Usually in mixed dipterocarp
forests, but occasionally also in keranga forests. In alluvial sites, on
hillsides and ridges, along rivers and on alluvial sites. Usually on clayey sand
soils, but also found on ultrabasic soils. In secondary forests usually present
as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo (all over the
Borneo: Buah sasak; Dilah; Dilah saie; Dilasai; Pisang-pisang; Pisang-pisang putih;