Baccaurea pubera (Miq.) Mull.Arg., in DC. Prodr. 15, 2 (1866)
Latin for 'hairy'.
Baccaurea elmeri Merr.
Baccaurea latifolia King ex Hook.f.
Baccaurea puberula Merr.
Pierardia pubera Miq.
Tree 5.7-40 m high, dbh 5-59 cm; bole sometimes fluted, rarely with buttresses up to 30 cm out, up to
6 cm thick; branchlets densely hairy to sometimes sparsely hairy, Terminalia branching pattern weakly
developed. Indumentum of stellate and simple hairs. Bark pale brown to greyish when fresh, brown to
brown-red when dry, smooth; inner bark red to brown, c. 2 mm thick. Leaves: petiole 34-130 mm long,
usually densely hairy, raised glands rarely present; stipules 5.5-11 by 4-8.5 mm, densely hairy outside
and inside, margin ciliate, not hyaline; lamina (ovate to) elliptic (to obovate), 13-36 by 5.4-14.9 cm,
l/w ratio 1.7-2.4, papery to somewhat leathery; base rounded to attenuate; apex acuminate, 4-10 mm long;
upper surface (sub)glabrous, raised glands absent (to present), usually granulate, dark (grey-)brown to
blackish when dry, nervation light (to dark) brown to whitish, (slightly) sunken; lower surface densely
hairy, raised glands absent (to present), discoid glands (hairy) in a row between secondary veins,
yellowish-brown when dry; secondary veins (5-)8-13 per side, usual-ly closed at margin, not completely
parallel; nervation reticulate to weakly scalariform, (yellowish) brown. Staminate inflorescences
axillary to just below the leaves, solitary to 3 clustered together, 0.5-16.5 cm long, c. 1 mm thick,
branched, densely hairy, many-flowered, flowers scattered along inflorescence; bracts 1 per branchlet,
triangular to lanceolate, 1.5-4 mm long, densely hairy outside and inside, margin ciliate, not hyaline;
bracteoles usually absent, or 1-few; branchlets cylindrical, 4-11 mm long, densely hairy, 5-16-flowered.
Staminate flowers 1.3-2.5 mm diam., lime green to whitish yellow to pale green; pedicel 0.5-2.1 mm long,
upper part 0.1-0.9 mm long, densely hairy; sepals 4 or 5, ovate to obovate, 0.8-1.3 by 0.3-0.7 mm, apex
slightly recurved to straight, densely hairy outside and inside; staminodes 4 or 5, less than 1 mm long;
stamens 4 or 5, 0.1-0.6 mm long, glabrous; ?laments 0.15-0.5 mm long, straight; anthers 0.1-0.3 by
0.2-0.25 by c. 0.1 mm; disc absent; pistillode flat, 0.1-0.3 mm high, densely hairy. Pistillate
inflorescences ramiflorous to cauline; sepals persistent; stigmas caducous. Pistillate flowers: sepals
5, yellow; ovary 3-locular. Infructescences 4-16 cm long, 1-2.5 mm thick. Fruits pear-shaped to
(sub)globose, 5- or 6-seeded, fleshy capsules, 25-34 by 29-35 by 29-34 mm, c. 4 cm diam. when fresh,
usually not dehiscent; raised glands present to absent, ruminate when dry, densely hairy to sparsely
hairy outside, subglabrous inside, brown to yellow ochre; pericarp 2-5 mm thick; column 19-24 mm long,
straight, persistent; pedicel 11-14 mm long, upper part 2.5-4 mm long. Seeds globose to ellipsoid,
laterally flattened, 13-17.5 by 8.3-14.3 by 5.5-8 mm; arillode yellowish to orange; testa brown;
cotyledons 10-12.2 by 9.5-11.2 by 0.1-2 mm; radicle 0-1.5 mm long. [from Flora Malesiana]
In undisturbed, rarely disturbed, mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m
altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges on clay soils.
Fruits are edible, sweet.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Borneo Kunkurad, Monyak buruk, Paih, Puak, Pugi, Silu buang, Tampoi, Tampui.
Sumatra Sebenggang, sibongang.