Glochidion calospermum Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 27 (1972)

Latin for 'nice seeds'.

Shrub up to 6 m tall and 7 cm dbh. Stipules very narrow, persistent, up to 8 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below, strong venation. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, green-yellowish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, pink-red, dehiscent capsules, seeds with orange aril.

Undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Banyam.