Pternandra rostrata (Cogn.) Nayar, Bull. Bot. Survey Ind. 17 (1978)

Latin for 'with beak', referring to the closed flower buds.

Kibessia affinis Merr.
Kibessia rostrata Cogn.
Kibessia tuberculata var. grandifolia Bakh.
Kibessia verrucosa Merr.
Kibessia verruculosa Merr.
Pternandra affinis (Merr.) Nayar
Pternandra grandifolia (Bakh.) Nayar
Pternandra verrucosa (Merr.) Nayar

Sub-canopy tree up to 24 m tall and 45 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, tripli-veined, tertiary venation visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white-yellow-bluish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 9 mm diameter, green-grey, warty berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1600 m altitude. Usually on hillsides, but also common on alluvial sites near and along rivers or streams. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The fruits are edible.

Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan), New Guinea.

Local names
Borneo: Nipis kulit, Obah, Sandi-sandi, Sireh-sireh, Siri-siri, Tahi kerlan, Talinga basing, Temberas merah, Tenggok bu'in, Tiju.