Elaeocarpus glaber Bl., Bijdr. (1825)

Latin for 'glabrous'.

Elaeocarpus hosei Merr.


Sub-canopy tree up to 30 m tall and 35 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, long petioles, leaf margin usually toothed, domatia in secondary vein axils. Flowers ca. 7 mm in diameter, white-yellow, petals with fimbriate margin, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, orange-red, fleshy drupe.

Often on open places along rivers and secondary forests up to 1000 m altitude. Usually along rivers or on swampy sites with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone.

Fruits are edible and sometimes sold in local markets.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Bangkinang, Bengkinang, Bengkining hutan, Kemurik, Pabom, Surugam, Tamang.
Indonesia: katulampa (Sundanese), katilampa, talilampa (Javanese).