Microcos triflora (Blanco) R.C.K.Chung, Kew Bull. 58 (2003)

Latin for 'three flowers'.

Grewia stylocarpa Warb.
Grewia stylocarpa var. longipetiolata Merr.
Helianthemum triflorum Blanco
Microcos havilandii Ridl.
Microcos stylocarpa (Warb.) Burret
Microcos stylocarpa var. longipetiolata (Merr.) Burret

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 81 cm dbh. Stipules small. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, glabrous, with conspicuous domatia in basal secondary vein axils. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-yellow-pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 19 mm long, yellow-orange-red, drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp forests up to 400 m altitude. Usually along rivers and streams and on ridges. On sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The fruits are edible.

Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Lubah, Mal sumpit.