Palaquium rostratum (Miq.) Burck, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 5 (1886)
Latin for 'beaked', probably referring to the pointed tip of young fruits.
Croixia rostrata (Miq.) Baehni
Isonandra rostrata Miq.
Palaquium bancanum Burck
Palaquium calophylloides Ridl.
Palaquium linggense Burck
Palaquium membranaceum Burck
Palaquium parviflorum Burck
Palaquium parvifolium Burck
Palaquium payenifolium Pierre ex Becc.
Palaquium verstegei Burck
Emergent tree up to 55 m tall and 119 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules
ca. 1.5 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, secondary venation
barely visible, placed close together, glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter,
white-yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 24 mm long, green, drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, swamp, coastal and sub-montane
forests up to 1200 m altitude. Growing both in alluvial sites as well as on
ridges, mostly on sandy soils, but also on clay and limestone. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The timber is used for furniture and panelling. The fruit is edible. The
seeds are used to extract fat for cooking.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo
(throughout the island), Celebes, Moluccas.
Borneo: Getah hyato, Nyato, Nyatoh, Puntik.