Microcos hirsuta (Korth.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl.-Dahl. 9 (1926)

Latin for 'stiff hairy'.

Grewia hirsuta (Korth.) Kochummen
Grewia omphacarpa Miq.
Grewia palembanica Miq.
Omphacarpus hirsutus Korth.

Understorey tree up to 16 m tall and 34 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 2 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, hairy. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 20 mm long, orange, drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. Along rivers and streams, but most common on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The fruits are edible.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Buah tusu, Bunsi, Kerodong, Korodong, Puteh enkuliong, Puting bliong.