Prunus beccarii (Ridl.) Kalkman, Blumea 13 (1965)
Named after O. Beccari [1843-1920], an Italian botanist.
Pygeum beccarii Ridl.
Almost indistinguishable from Prunus arborea and possible a synonym
of that species.
Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Bark with strong cyanide
smell. Stipules ca. 6 mm long, dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined,
usually glabrous. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-yellowish, placed in grouped
racemes. Fruits ca. 9 mm diameter, green-black, 2-lobed drupes.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane
forests up to 900 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils.
In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Akil, Entili, Melipas, Merlepas, Palang kuing.