(Merr.) Welzen, Blumea 39 (1994)
Named after the Philippines, where this species is native.
Alcinaeanthus parvifolius Merr.
Alcinaeanthus philippinensis Merr.
Neoscortechinia arborea var. parvifolia (Merr.) Pax & K.Hoffm.
Neoscortechinia coriacea Merr.
Neoscortechinia parvifolia (Merr.) Merr.
Scortechinia parvifolia (Merr.) Merr.
Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 1.5 mm long.
Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, secondary veins clearly
looping, margin often slightly toothed. Flowers ca. 2.3 mm diameter,
green-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 25 mm long, green-whitish,
dehiscent capsules, seed with bright red aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Mostly on
hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also found along rivers. Also
on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant
Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah,
West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes.
Borneo: Agar-agar, Bantas, Jaentihan, Kayu karing, Lochuan, Rambai.