Alangium ridleyi King, J. As. Soc. Beng. 71, II
(named after Henry Nicholas Ridley [1855-?], an English Botanist)
Marlea costata Valeton [Illegitimate]
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Twigs glabrous. Stipules
absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers ca. 27 mm in diameter,
white, placed in small panicles in
leaf axils, long and narrow petals curved downward, exposing stamens. Fruits ca. 24 mm in length, red to purplish coloured, fleshy
drupe. Seeds with white aril (edible).
Mainly in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests. In secondary forests
usually present as pre-disturbance remnant. Growing along rivers, on hillsides
and ridges, up to 350 m altitude (100% of collections from 0-500 m).
Indochina, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah and
Borneo: Lajik kuning; Medong.