Microcos hirsuta (Korth.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl.-Dahl. 9 (1926)
Latin for 'stiff hairy'.
Grewia hirsuta (Korth.) Kochummen
Grewia omphacarpa Miq.
Grewia palembanica Miq.
Omphacarpus hirsutus Korth.
Understorey tree up to 16 m tall and 34 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 2 mm long.
Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, hairy. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter,
white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 20 mm long, orange, drupes.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane
forests up to 1000 m altitude. Along rivers and streams, but most common on
hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The fruits are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Buah tusu, Bunsi, Kerodong, Korodong, Puteh enkuliong, Puting bliong.