Polyalthia microtus Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1865)

(Latin for 'with small ears')

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 12 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 13 mm long petals, orange-red, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 7 mm long, pink-reddish, placeced in apocarp, fruitlets 1-2-seeded.

In undisturbed forests up to 1333 m altitude, but usually below 400 m. Present throughout the forest along rivers, hillsides and ridges. Growing on most soil types, including limestone and ultrabasic. Relatively often found in disturbed sites (gaps, clearings, road sides) but mainly as a pre-disturbance remnant in secondary forests.

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

Local names
Borneo: Banitan burung, Kutapi burung, Lulundon, Pisang-pisang.