Popowia hirta Miq.,
Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1865)
(Latin for 'with long stiff hairs')
Understorey tree up to 19 m tall and 22 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy on lower surface. Flowers with ca. 3 mm
long petals, pale yellow, fragrant, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 16 mm long,
red-purple, placed in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy, 1-seeded.
In undisturbed forests up to 760 m altitude. Sometimes found on limestone.
Usually on hillsides and ridges. Quite often found in secondary forests, usually
as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Wood used to make darts for the blow pipe.
Sumatra and Borneo (Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).