Polyalthia flagellaris (Becc.)
Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. (1939)
(Latin for 'belt shaped')
Desmos flagellaris (Becc.) Merr.
Unona flagellaris Becc.
Understorey shrub/tree up to 10 m tall and 8 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 30 mm long petals,
pink-reddish, stinking, cauliflorous near the roots, placed on root-like
outgrows. Fruitlets ca. 16 mm long, bright red to purple, placed in apocarp,
Undisturbed lowland forests up to 580 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites,
but also on hillsides and ridges, rarely on limestone. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Leaves used for treating irritated eyes.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).