Orophea trigyna Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1865)

(Latin for 'with three female parts' referring to the flowers)

Small understorey tree/shrub up to 8 m tall. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 16 mm long petals, green-yellowish, placed in 1-3 flowered bundles on branches. Fruitlets ca. 40 mm long, green-yellow-brown coloured, placed in apocarp, fruitlests with single seed surrounded by sweet, yellow aril.

Undisturbed forests up to 1000 m altitude, but usually much lower. Quite often found on or near limestone and clay soils, usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Mahabai.