Baccaurea pyriformis Gage, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 9 (1922)
Latin for 'pear-shaped'.
Baccaurea platyphylla Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea platyphylloides Pax & K.Hoffm.
Baccaurea pubera var. tomentella Miq.
Tree 7-32 m high, dbh 8-50 cm, buttresses small if present; branchlets velutinous when young, Terminalia
branching pattern weakly developed. Indumentum of stellate and simple hairs. Bark brown to grey-brown to
red-brown when fresh, brown when dry, 2-5 mm thick, smooth to rough, soft, flaky; inner bark brown to
red-brown or pink, c. 2 mm thick. Heartwood red-brown. Leaves: petiole 14-72 mm long, densely hairy,
apically and often basally slightly pulvinate, brown hairy when fresh, raised glands absent; stipules
lanceolate to elliptic to triangular, 2-8 by 1.5-2 mm, velutinous outside, glabrous to sparsely hairy
(to velutinous) inside, margin ciliate, not hyaline; lamina elliptic to obovate, 6.8-18 by 2.7-8.4 cm,
l/w ratio 1.9-3.8, papery to leathery; base (rounded to) acute to cuneate; marginal glands visible as
identification marks; apex acuminate to cuspidate, (0-)1-17 mm long; upper surface glabrous, not
granulate, dark to yellowish green when fresh, dark brown when dry, nervation slightly sunken; lower
surface (subglabrous to) densely hairy, midrib and veins (sparsely hairy to) velutinous, raised glands
absent, discoid glands present, dark to yellowish green when fresh, light brown when dry; secondary veins
6-9 per side, closed at margin; nervation reticulate. Staminate inflorescences (axillary to) just below
the leaves to ramiflorous, solitary to few clustered together, 1-7.5 cm long, up to 1.5 mm thick,
velutinous, many-flowered, flowers scattered along inflorescence; bracts absent or 1 per branchlet,
0.3-1.5 mm long, densely hairy outside, glabrous inside, margin ciliate, hyaline or not; bracteoles,
1-1.5 mm long, c. 1 per branchlet, velutinous; branchlets cylindrical to spatulate, 0.4-4 mm long,
densely hairy, 3-12-flowered. Staminate flowers 1-2 mm diam., yellowish to pale brown; pedicel 0-0.8 mm
long; sepals 4 or 5, ovate, 0.4-0.9 by 0.3-0.8 mm, apex recurved, densely hairy outside and inside,
yellowish to pale brown; stamens 4 or 5, 0.3-0.6 mm long, glabrous; ?laments 0.2-0.5 mm long, geniculate
to straight; anthers c. 0.1 by 0.1-0.2 by 0.1 mm; disc absent; pistillode cylindrical, 0.4-0.5 mm high,
velutinous, solid. Pistillate inflorescences ramiflorous (to axillary), solitary, 1.5-3 cm long, c. 1.2
mm thick, velutinous, c. 10-flowered; pedicel c. 1 mm long, abscission zone not clear, velutinous; bracts
3 per branchlet, velutinous outside, sparsely hairy inside, margin ciliate. Pistillate flowers 2.5-3.5 mm
diam., dirty brown; sepals 4 or 5, ovate, 1.3-2 by 1-1.4 mm, velutinous outside and inside, persistent;
ovary cylindrical, 2-2.5 by 1.5-2 mm, (2- or) 3-locular, veluti-nous; style c. 0.2 by c. 1 mm, velutinous;
stigmas c. 1.3 mm long, cleft for upper c. 70%, persistent; lobes c. 1 by 0.5 mm, glabrous above, densely
hairy below, protuber-ances present above. Infructescences 1.5-9.8 cm long, 1.5-3.5 mm thick. Fruits
pear-shaped (to globose), (2- or) 3-seeded berries, c. 38 by 34 by 34 mm when fresh, 18-24 by 14-22 by
14-22 mm when dry, rarely irregularly splitting, raised glands absent, not ruminate, densely hairy
outside, subglabrous to densely hairy inside, (yel-lowish to orange-)brown; pericarp 1.5-2.5 mm thick;
column 13-19 mm long, straight; pedicel 3-9 mm long, upper part 0.5-4.5 mm long. Seeds ellipsoid,
laterally flattened, 8-17.5 by 5-12 by 2-7 mm; testa red; arillode cream to orange; cotyledons 9-12 by
6.2-11.5 by 1-2 mm (endosperm included); radicle up to 1 mm long. [from Flora Malesiana]
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m
altitude. Mostly on alluvial sites, but also on hillsides and ridges. On sandy
to clay soils.
Fruits are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Celebes, Moluccas.
Borneo Bukut, Jentikan, Kelibon, Obah nasi, Papar pingan, Tampoi, Tampoi hutan, Tampoi merah.
Simeulu? Island Bolawah iteung falah.