Polyosma fragrans Benn.,
Pl. Jav. Rar.
Latin for 'scented', referring to the flowers.
Itea fragrans Wall.
Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 41 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate to opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 13 mm
diameter, white-yellow, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter,
In undisturbed to disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, keranga, and sub-montane
forests up to 1600 m altitude. Both common on alluvial sites with clay soils as
well as on sandy ridges.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan),
Borneo: Bah, Batang atab hitan.