Sageraea lanceolata Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1865)

(Latin for 'lancet-shaped')

Sageraea glabra Merr.

Mid-canopy tree up to 38 m tall and 48 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers with ca. 4 mm long petals, white-yellow, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 24 mm long, red, placed in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy, 4-5-seeded.

Undisturbed lowland forests up to 600 m altitude. Quite often also present in secondary (logged) forests, usually as a pre-disturbance remnant. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy-loam soils, occasionally on limestone.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines and Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Djanlot; Kayu arang balik; Kayu malam; Madam; Sawako; Semukau.