Payena lucida (Wall. ex G.Don.) A.DC., Prodr. 8 (1844)

Latin for 'shiny'.

Specimens from Borneo might actually be Payena ferruginea.

Ceratophorus wightii Hassk.
Hapaloceras wightii (Hassk.) Hassk.
Isonandra polyandra Wight
Isonandra puberula Miq.
Keratephorus wightii Hassk.
Madhuca lowiana (Pierre) Baehni
Madhuca lucida (A.DC.) Baehni
Mimusops lucida Wall. ex G.Don [Illegitimate]
Payena dasyphylla var. glabrata King & Gamble
Payena glabra H.J.Lam
Payena glutinosa Pierre
Payena griffithii Pierre [Illegitimate]
Payena lowiana Pierre
Payena lucida Pierre [Illegitimate]
Payena lucida var. wightii (Hassk.) C.B.Clarke
Payena paralleloneura Kurz
Payena polyandra (Wight) Benth. & Hook.f.
Payena puberula (Miq.) Pierre ex Burck
Payena punctata Fletcher

Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 65 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 2 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy undersurface. Flowers ca. 10 mm diameter, white, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 19 mm long, green, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 200 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The roots are used medicinally. The timber is used for house construction. The sap is used as 'gutta percha' (rubber). The fruits are edible.

Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Nyatoh.