Polyalthia xanthopetala Merr., J. As. Soc. Str. 85 (1922)

(Latin for 'yellow petals')

Description
Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 30 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 31 mm long petals, yellow, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 21 mm long, pink, placed in apocarp, fruitlets 1-seeded.

Ecology
Undisturbed lowland forests. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Distribution
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).