Popowia pisocarpa (Bl.) Endl., Walp. Repert. 1 (1842)

(Latin for 'pea shaped' referring to the fruits)

Bocagea pisocarpa (Bl.) Bl.
Guatteria pisocarpa Bl.

Understorey tree up to 12 m tall and 17 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers with ca. 2 mm long petals, white-yellow, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 15 mm long, red, placed in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy, 1-seeded.

In undisturbed forests up to 1250 m altitude. Found throughout the forest, from alluvial to hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy clay soils, but occasionally found on limestone and ultrabasic soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea.

Local names
Borneo: Binitan, Semukau.