Ptychopyxis bacciformis Croizat, J. Arnold Arbor. 23 (1942)

Latin for 'berry-shaped', referring to the fruit.

Ptychopyxis poilanei Croizat

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 63 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers ca. 3.5 mm diameter, yellow, placed in branched racemes. Fruits ca. 21 mm diameter, yellow, fleshy drupes. Seeds with sweet white aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forest up to 500 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Fruits are edible.

Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bantas.