Santiria laevigata Bl., Mus. Bot. 1 (1850)

Latin for 'smooth or hairless'.

Amoora roxburghiana Korth. ex Blume [Invalid]
Canarium eupteron var. puberulum Miq.
Canarium laevigatum Miq.
Canarium rufescens Miq.
Santiria glabrifolia Engl. in DC
Santiria laevigata var. applanata Benn. in Hook.f.
Santiria rufescens Bl.
Santiria violacea H.J. Lam

Emergent tree up to 57 m tall and 126 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, compound, penni-veined. Flowers ca. 3 mm in diameter, pale green, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 15 mm long, green-white, fleshy drupes with oblique base.

In undisturbed forests up to 800 m altitude. Usually in mixed dipterocarp forest, but also found in swamp and keranga forest. Mostly on hillsides with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The timber is used for posts, planks and chopping-knive handles. The fruits are edible.

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

Local names
Borneo: Asam, Gandis, Kedongdong, Kembajau burung, Merambang, Merasam, Pasan, Pinyayasan, Pusan, Sumbit.