Garcinia bancana Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. Suppl. (1861)

Named after 'Bangka', an island between Sumatra and Borneo where the species was collected.

Garcinia cymulosa Miq.
Garcinia hookeri Pierre
Garcinia lamponga Miq.
Garcinia leucandra Pierre
Garcinia oxyedra Miq.
Garcinia oxyphylla Miq.
Stalagmitis lamponga Miq.

Mid-canopy tree up to 37 m tall and 57 cm dbh. Stem with yellow latex. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, secondary veins inconspicuous. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, green-white, placed in bundles in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 26 mm diameter, green to yellow to pink to purple, fleshy berries, seeds with white aril.

In undisturbed swamp, keranga, mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. Mostly on alluvial sites with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Wood is locally used. Fruits are edible.

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

Local names
Borneo: Kandis, Kandis hutan, Kapab, Perdah, Sapob, Serangan paya, Sikop bingkang, Tampoi.