Quercus subsericea A.Camus, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 80 (1933)

Latin for 'similar to Quercus sericea'.

Cyclobalanopsis sericea (Scheff.) Schottky
Quercus sericea Scheff.
Synaedrys sericea (Scheff.) Koidz

Emergent tree up to 52 m tall and 86 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 7 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, long petioles. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, yellowish, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 19 mm diameter, green-grey-brown, nut with basal cupule.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Empili, Mempening, Palele, Paning-paning, Piawas.