Mesua beccariana (Baill.)
Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7 (1969)
Named after O. Beccari [1843-1920], an Italian botanist.
Kayea beccariana Baill.
Emergent tree up to 51 m tall and 54 cm dbh. Stem with white to yellow
latex. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation inconspicuous.
Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm
diameter, yellow-brown, nut enclosed by persistent sepals.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1100 m
altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, West- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Meragasing, Mergasing.