Pimelodendron griffithianum (Mull.Arg.) Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 3 (1880)

Named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], a British physician who collected plants in Asia.

Pimelodendron acuminatum Merr.
Pimelodendron borneense Warb.
Pimelodendron griffithianum (J. Mueller-Arg. in Alph. de Candolle) Benth.
Pimelodendron papaveroides J.J.Sm.
Stomatocalyx griffithianus Mull.Arg.

Mid-canopy tree up to 32 m tall and 37 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, usually crowded near twig tip. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, pale yellow, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 24 mm diameter, green-yellow, fleshy drupes, seeds with aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, peat-swamp, coastal and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges, but also common on alluvial sites and along rivers. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Buah mambur, Kelampai sitak, Mampulut, Murung, Njulir, Perah ikan, Pulai, Tampang.