Microcos antidesmifolia (King) Burret,
Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl.-Dahl. 9 (1926)
Latin for 'leaves similar to those of Antidesma', a genus in the
Grewia antidesmifolia King
Grewia antidesmifolia var. hirsuta King
Grewia elmeri (Merr.) P.S.Ashton
Microcos creaghii Ridl.
Microcos elmeri Merr.
Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 50 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 2 mm long,
dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, hairy. Flowers ca. 7 mm
diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long,
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp forests
up to 900 m altitude. Mostly along rivers and streams and on hillsides with clay
to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
The fruits are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bedemak, Damak-damak, Korodong, Kredong.