Antidesma coriaceum Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. Ser. 3 (1851)

Latin for 'leather-like', referring to the leaves.

Antidesma cordatum Airy Shaw
Antidesma fallax Mull.Arg.
Antidesma griffithii Hook.f.
Antidesma nitens Pax & K.Hoffm.
Antidesma pachyphyllum Merr.

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 7 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation inconspicuous. Flowers ca. 2 mm in diameter, white-yellow, with protruding stamens in male flowers, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 5 mm long, red, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed peat swamp, freshwater swamp, and keranga forests up to 200 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites, occasionally on dry, open places on sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Fruits are edible.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Buah jerawai, Cabi cabi, Cheremai, Dolkuyat, Empenai, Empenai bukit, Lagas lagas, Mempene item, Nangka kulanda, Nepis kalit, Papar buwu, pomjut, Rayan, Ubis.