Xylopia elliptica Maingay ex Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1 (1872)

(Latin for 'elliptical')

Emergent tree up to 58 m tall and 119 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers with ca. 18 mm long very narrow petals, white-yellow, fragrant, placed on twigs. Fruitlets ca. 20 mm long, red, placed in apocarp, fruitlets fleshy, with red pulp.

In undisturbed forests up to 500 m altitude. Often on alluvial or waterlogged sites, but also on hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy loam soils, occasionally also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sabah and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bebanditan, Karai batu, Marlembukut, Miwi, Pisang-pisang.