Drypetes kikir Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 23 (1969)
Named after the local name for this species in Borneo.
Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 64 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple,
penni-veined, venation inconspicuous, glabrous, leathery leaves. Flowers ca. 3
mm diameter, green-yellowish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 15 mm long,
orange, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m
altitude. Only on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, rarely on clay. In
secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The fruits are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central- and
Borneo: Gambe, Katong-katong, Kayu kikir, Kikir, Nyalin.