Microcos fibrocarpa (Mast.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl.-Dahl. 9 (1926)

Latin for 'fruits with fibers'.

Grewia fibrocarpa Mast.

Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 44 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 4 mm long, toothed. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, densely hairy (sandpaper-like). Flowers ca. 14 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 25 mm long, yellow-orange-red, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Common on alluvial sites, hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The fruits are edible.

India, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Asam jui, Ina burung, Kayu manyung, Kayu ruput pongngang, Buah sunpit, Pal sunpit, Tongput.