Ochanostachys amentacea Mast., Fl. Br. India 1 (1875)

Latin for 'catkin-like'.

Ochanostachys amentacea var. rufa Stapf ex Ridl.
Ochanostachys bancana (Becc.) Valet.
Petalinia bancana Becc.

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, green-yellowish, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 21 mm diameter, greenish-white, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The timber is used for house construction. The bark is used medicinally. The seeds are edible.

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

Local names
Borneo: Ampilung, Empilang, Entikan, Entikol, Kadasan, Petaling, Petikel, Pilung, Pitotar, Santikal, Sentikal, Tanggal.