Xanthophyllum amoenum Chodat, Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4 (1896)
Latin for 'graceful'.
Xanthophyllum stipitatum var. nitidum Chodat
Xanthophyllum stipitatum var. pachyphyllum Chodat
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, very small to large, simple, penni-veined, shiny, glabrous, venation
inconspicuous. Flowers ca. 18 mm diameter, white-reddish, placed in unbranched
inflorescences. Fruits ca. 48 mm diameter, yellow-orange, fleshy berries with
several seeds in white pulp.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, coastal (mangrove), keranga, (peat)-swamp
and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m altitude. Common on alluvial swampy sites
as well as on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant or planted.
The fruit is edible and also used medicinally against pain (paste of fruit
on painful spot) and in soap (fruit skin).
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Keranji, Lahal, Langir, Menyerin, Nyalin, Nyalin paya, Sianglam, Tampasak.