Xylopia elliptica Maingay ex
Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1 (1872)
(Latin for 'elliptical')
Emergent tree up to 58 m tall and 119 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 18 mm long very narrow petals,
white-yellow, fragrant, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 20 mm long, red, placed
in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy, with red pulp.
In undisturbed forests up to 500 m altitude. Often on alluvial or
waterlogged sites, but also on hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy loam
soils, occasionally also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a
Borneo (Sabah and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bebanditan, Karai batu, Marlembukut, Miwi, Pisang-pisang.