Pternandra cogniauxii Nayar, Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 17 (1978)

Named after A. Cogniaux [1841-1916], a Belgian botanist.

Ewyckia cordata Korth.
Kibessia korthalsiana Cogn. in Boerl.
Macroplacis cordata (Korth.) Blume
Pternandra cardiophylla Ohwi
Rectomitra cordata (Korth.) Triana

Shrub up to 6 m tall and 7 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, tripli-veined, tertiary venation visible, glabrous, leaf base can be slightly cordate. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, pink-white, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 8 mm diameter, pink-reddish, berries with spine-like appendages.

In undisturbed to disturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites, especially along open river margins or forest edges, but also on hillsides. On sandy to clay soils.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Puloh, Pura saie, Seri-seri, Timberas burung.