Pternandra galeata (Korth.) Ridl., Fl. Mal. Pen. 1 (1922)

Latin for 'with helmet'.

Possibly a synonym of Pternandra coerulescens.

Ewyckia galeata Korth.
Kibessia elmeri Merr.
Kibessia galeata (Korth.) Cogn.
Kibessia galeata var. pluriflora Mansf. in Engl.
Pternandra elmeri (Merr.) Nayar
Pternandra forbesii E.G.Baker
Rectomitra galeata (Korth.) Blume

Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 61 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, tripli-veined, tertiary venation visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-bluish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter, blue-purple, smooth berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and swamp forests up to 600 m altitude. Usually on swampy to periodically inundated sites and along or near rivers and streams. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Kelusuk bujang, Menawar, Puloh, Pulu, Puluh, Sail menaum, Tejar, Tiju-tiju.