Monocarpia kalimantanensis P.Kessler, Rheedea 3 (1993)

(Latin for 'of Kalimantan')

Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 39 cm dbh. Twigs glabrous. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penniveined, secondary veins looping. Flowers with ca. 36 mm long petals, yellow-orange-red, placed solitary or in small bundles, leaf opposed. Fruitlets ca. 60 mm long, orange, slightly warty surface, placed in apocarp, fruitlets several seeded.

Undisturbed lowland forest up to 1000 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.


Local names
Borneo: Banitan; Karai-man; Mehawai; Pisang-pisang; Semukau.