Pentace laxiflora Merr., Philip. J. Sci. 30 (1926)

Latin for 'widely spaced flowers'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 51 cm dbh. Stipules small. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, usually glabrous, whitish below. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 14 mm diameter, green, winged nuts.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites and hillsides. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is used.

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

Local names
Borneo: baru, Takalis, Takalis daun halus, Tekalis.