Popowia pisocarpa (Bl.) Endl.,
Walp. Repert. 1 (1842)
(Latin for 'pea shaped' referring to the fruits)
Bocagea pisocarpa (Bl.) Bl.
Guatteria pisocarpa Bl.
Understorey tree up to 12 m tall and 17 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers with ca. 2 mm long petals,
white-yellow, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 15 mm long, red, placed in apocarp,
fruitlets fleshy, 1-seeded.
In undisturbed forests up to 1250 m altitude. Found throughout the forest,
from alluvial to hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy clay soils, but
occasionally found on limestone and ultrabasic soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes,
Moluccas, New Guinea.
Borneo: Binitan, Semukau.