Calophyllum nodosum Vesque, Epharmosis 2 (1889)

Latin for 'nodes'.

Calophyllum kingianum Engl.
Calophyllum microphyllum Planch. & Triana
Calophyllum microphyllum T.Anderson
Calophyllum parvifolium Vesque [Illegitimate]

Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall and 47 cm dbh. Stem with white to yellow latex. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, secondary veins placed close together, upper surface with sunken midrib, glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white-yellow. Fruits ca. 15 mm diameter, orange, fleshy drupes.

In open and closed vegetation types including thickets, mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1600 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to ultrabasic soils.

The wood is used.

Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Bintangor.