Melanochyla castaneifolia Ding Hou, Blumea 24 (1978)

(Latin for 'leaves like Castanea', a plant genus in the Fagaceae)

Sub-canopy tree up to 28 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flower ca. 5 mm diameter, white-yellow coloured, placed in small panicles. Fruits ca. 22 mm long, yellow-brown, sweet tasting, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed lowland forest up to 350 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Rengas.