Popowia bancana Scheff., Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 2 (1885)

(Latin for 'of Bangka' an island between Sumatra and Borneo)

Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 26 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, lower surface hairy. Flowers with ca. 2 mm long petals, pale yellow, placed on branches. Fruitlets ca. 8 mm long, red-purple, placed in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy, 1-seeded.

In undisturbed forests up to 1000 m altitude, but usually much lower. Usually on limestone or clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Sumatra and Borneo (Sabah, East- and South-Kalimantan).