Xylopia dehiscens (Blanco) Merr., Philipp. Bureau For. Bull. 1 (1903)

(Latin for 'splitting open', referring to the fruits)

Emergent tree up to 51 m tall and 78 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 27 mm long very narrow petals, yellow, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 34 mm long, red, placed in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy.

In undisturbed forests up to 250 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sabah and East-Kalimantan) and the Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Pisang-pisang.