Parishia sericea Ridl., Kew Bull. (1933)

(Latin for 'silk like')

Upper canopy tree up to 45 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets penni-veined, usually glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm in diameter, yellow-red coloured, placed in long panicles. Fruits winged nuts with a ca. 15 mm long nut and 135 mm long, yellowish wings.

Undisturbed lowland forests up to 850 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. Also found on ultrabasic soils. In secondary forests usually present as pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah and East Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Layang layang; Upi.