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).