Madhuca spectabilis P.Royen, Blumea 10 (1960)
Latin for 'spectacular', referring to the trees appearance.
Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 47 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules
ca. 15 mm long. Leaves very large, alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous.
Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter, white, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 18 mm
long, green, drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 500 m altitude.
Usually on swampy alluvial sites or along rivers and streams, on clay and
limestone soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
Borneo (Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Nato terong, Natu bulang, Nyato palong.