Vatica pauciflora (Korth.) Bl., Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 2 (1852)

Latin for 'few flowered'.

Elaeogene sumatrana Miq.
Pachynocarpus ruminatus Brandis
Pachynocarpus wallichii King
Retinodendron pauciflorum Korth.
Vateria pauciflora Walp.
Vatica forbesiana Burck
Vatica kelsalli Ridl.
Vatica lamponga Burck
Vatica ovalifolia Ridl.
Vatica ruminata Burck
Vatica sumatrana Sloot
Vatica wallichii Dyer
Vatica zollingeriana DC

Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 30 cm dbh. Stem with resin. Stipules up to ca. 8 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 18 mm in diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, brownish, wingless.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 100 m altitude. Found in swamps and along rivers. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The timber is used.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (East-Kalimantan, only found in the Sungai Wain area).

Local names
Borneo: Resak rawa.

Vegetatively indistinguishable from Vatica umbonata.