Palaquium sericeum H.J.Lam, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 3, 7 (1925)
Latin for 'silky', referring to the hairs.
Sub-canopy tree up to 30 m tall and 38 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules
ca. 2.5 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, densly hairy below,
yellow-golden lower surface. Flowers ca. 13 mm diameter, white, placed in
axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 18 mm long, yellow-brown, drupes.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, keranga and
sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites along rivers
and streams, and on hillsides. Generally on clayey soils, but also on sand and
Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Nyatoh, Nyatoh babi.