Santiria griffithii (Hook.f.) Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 1 (1881)

Named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], an English physician who collected plants in the Malesian region.

Santiria borneensis Engl.
Trigonochlamys griffithii Hook.f.

Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 126 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, compound, penni-veined, leaflets rather small and elongate. Flowers ca. 10 mm in diameter, white-yellow, fragrant, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, purple, fleshy drupes with slightly oblique base, with large persistent calyx.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The timber is used for construction purposes.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Ampiras, Bine, Bumbun gunung, Bunjau, Buno, Kapalan, Kedongdong, Kumbajau burung, Langguk, Marjajat, Meramun, Pamutalan, Panga, Pegah, Selandah, Tampiras, Tjelanjap laki gunung.