Aglaia simplicifolia (Bedd.) Harms, in Engl. & Prantl. Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3, 4 (1896)

Latin for 'with simple leaves'.

Aglaia gagnepainiana Pellegr.
Aglaia haplophylla Harms
Aglaia heterobotrys Merr.
Aglaia matthewsii Merr.
Aglaia meliosmoides Craib
Aglaia mirabilis Harms
Aglaia neotenica Kosterm.
Aglaia odoardoi Merr.
Aglaia polyantha Ridl. [Illegitimate]
Aglaia schumanniana Harms
Aglaia shawiana Merr.
Aglaia sterculioides Kosterm.
Aglaia triandra Ridl.
Aglaia unifoliolata Ridl.
Beddomea racemosa Ridl.
Beddomea simplicifolia Bedd.

Small tree up to 8(-20) m. Bole up to 20 cm in diam. Outer bark greyish-brown; inner bark reddish-brown; sapwood yellow or red; latex white. Twigs usually with reddish brown stellate hairs, sometimes with peltate scales, densely covering the apex only, sparse elsewhere. Leaves simple, 15-32 by 4.5-10 cm wide, acuminate or caudate at apex, cuneate at the slighdy asymmetrical base, upper surface often shiny and minutely pitted, the lower surface usually with occasional stellate hairs or scales, that surface sometimes densely covered with hairs or scales, veins 11-18 on each side of the midrib, the reticulation sometimes subprominent on upper surface, usually visible on lower surface; petiole up to 4 cm, with a swelling 0.5 cm long adjacent to the lamina and with occasional hairs or scales like those on the twigs. Inflorescence up to 15 cm long and 10 cm wide, peduncle up to 1 cm, peduncle, rachis, branches and pedicels densely covered with stellate hairs like those on the twigs. Flowers up to 2 cm long, pedicel up to 2 mm. Calyx densely covered with stellate scales. Petals 5. Staminal tube nearly as long as the corolla, obovoid, with a small aperture, apical margin entire; anthers about half the length of the tube, broadly ovoid, in the upper half of the tube, not or just protruding through the aperture. Fruits up to 4 cm long and wide, obovoid or subglobose, brown, red, orange or pale yellow, indehiscent, with a thick woody pericarp up to 5 mm thick and densely covered with stellate hairs on the outside; pericarp often longitudinally ridged. Locules 1 or 2 (or sometimes 3 in India), each containing 1 seed; aril transparent, gelatinous. [from Flora Malesiana]

Found in primary forest, secondary forest, evergreen forest, riverine forest and in ridge forest; understorey tree; on granite, sand, sandy loam, limestone, clay, sandstone; 7-1330 m altitude.

India, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Local names
Borneo: Belayang, Bunau.