Polyalthia cauliflora Hook.f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1 (1855)

(Latin for 'flowers placed on the stem')

Desmos desmanthus (Hook.f. & Thomson) Safford
Guatteria palembanica Miq.
Guatteria teijsmannii Miq.
Monoon teijsmannii (Miq.) Miq.
Polyalthia beccarii King.
Polyalthia cauliflora var. beccarii (King) J.Sincl.
Polyalthia macrorhuncha Miq.
Polyalthia teijsmannii (Miq.) King
Uvaria cauliflora Wall. [invalid]

Understorey tree up to 14 m tall and 13 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 32 mm long petals, yellow-orange, cauliflorous. Fruitlets ca. 8 mm long, purple, placed in apocarp, fruitlets 1-2-seeded.

In undisturbed forests up to 1670 m altitude. Mostly in dry forests, but also found in fresh water swamps. On clayey loam soils. Usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

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

Local names
Borneo: Lia padang, Merpisang, Semukau.