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).