Elaeocarpus macrocerus (Turcz.) Merr., J. Arnold Arbor. 32 (1951)

Latin for 'with long horns / spurs'.

Elaeocarpus littoralis Teijsm. & Binn. ex Kurz
Monocera macrocera Turcz.

Upper canopy tree up to 50 m tall and 70 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, short petioled, glabrous, clearly obovate, toothed margin. Flowers ca. 27 mm in diameter, yellow, fimbriate petal margins, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 30 cm long, green-yellow, fleshy drupe.

In undisturbed peat- or freshwater-swamp forests up to 100 m altitude. Usually in swamps or along rivers with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Bengkinang rawa, Medang tunung, Sapakau.