Drypetes crassipes Pax & K.Hoffm., in Engl. Pflanz. 15 (1922)
Latin for 'thick foot'.
Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 52 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple,
penni-veined, glabrous, thick leathery. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter,
yellow-reddish, placed in bundles in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 34 mm long, orange,
fleshy drupes, seeds within sweet pulp.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1600 m
altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The fruits are edible.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan).