Parinari canarioides Kosterm., New & Crit. Mal. Pl. 3 (1955)

Latin for 'similar to Canarium', a genus belonging to the Burseraceae.

Upper canopy tree up to 45 m tall and 84 cm dbh. Stipules early dropped. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined. Flowers ca. 11 mm in diameter, white-yellow, placed in axillary panicles. Fruits ca. 29 mm long, brownish with whitish dots, fleshy drupes.

In mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 800 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges on clayey to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Timber is much used for various purposes. Fruit is edible.

Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Bunga, patjar.