Calophyllum pulcherrimum Wall. ex Choisy, Mem. Guttif. Inde. 41 (1849)
Latin for 'very beautiful'.
Calophyllum mesuifolium Wall.
Calophyllum plicipes Miq.
Calophyllum pulcherrimum var. gracile (Miq.) Boerl.
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 53 cm dbh. Stem with white to yellow
latex. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, secondary veins placed close
together, glabrous, lower surface whitish. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, white.
Fruits ca. 14 mm diameter, green, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 700 m altitude.
Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also found in swamps.
Latex locally used as lamp oil. The wood is locally used for construction
purposes. The fruit is edible but sour.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Borneo: Bintangor, Pandis.