Dacryodes longifolia (King) H.J. Lam, Ann. Jard. Bot. Btzg. 42 (1932)

Latin for 'long leaves'.

Curtisina penangensis Ridl.
Dacryodes longifolia var. penangensis (Ridl.) H.J.Lam
Santiria longifolia King

Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall. Leaves alternate, compound, penni-veined, petiole base and tip swollen, petiole glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm in diameter, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, red, fleshy drupe.

Tree up to 40 m tall. Branchlets 0.5-1 cm thick, lenticellate, glabrous; pith without vascular strands. Leaves 3-15-jugate, glabrous. Petioles 2.5-18.5 cm, strongly flattened above, pith with one or few vascular strands. Leaflets ovate to narrowly oblong, 6-30(-42) by 2.5-8 cm, stiff, chartaceous; base broadly cuneate to rounded; apex tapering, bluntly acuminate; nerves 8-14 pairs (angle 60-65 degrees), curved, apical ones arching. Panicles axillary, up to 12 cm long, glabrous, branched from the base, branches up to 4 cm long. Flowers 3.5 mm, glabrous. Calyx 1.5 mm. Stamens free or confluent to the disk. Disk cupular with subtruncate rim. Pistil moderately reduced. Infructescences axillary, pyramidal, 2-15(-23) cm, glabrous, peduncle 0-3.5 cm, branches stout, up to 9.5 cm. Fruits ovoid, slightly oblique, 1.5-2.75 by 1.25-1.5 cm, style remains somewhat excentric; wall of the pyrene very thin. [from Flora Malesiana]

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to peaty soils.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Penjalin, Rarawa lumut, Seladah.