Antidesma neurocarpum Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv. (1861)

Latin for 'with ribbed fruits'.

Antidesma alatum Hook.f.
Antidesma hallieri Merr.
Antidesma hosei Pax & K.Hoffm.
Antidesma hosei var. angustatum (Airy Shaw) Airy Shaw
Antidesma hosei var. microcarpum Airy Shaw
Antidesma inflatum Merr.
Antidesma linearifolium Pax & K.Hoffm.
Antidesma microcarpum Miq.
Antidesma neurocarpum var. angustatum Airy Shaw
Antidesma plumbeum Pax & K.Hoffm.
Antidesma rubiginosum Merr.
Antidesma salicifolium Miq.
Antidesma urophyllum Pax & K. Hoffm.

Understorey tree up to 11 m tall and 15 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 8 mm long, leaf-like. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually glabrous. Flowers ca. 1 mm in diameter, yellowish, stamens protruding in male flowers, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 7 mm long, red-purplish, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites (including swamps), but also common on hillsides and ridges. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Stems used to make walking sticks. The wood has magical properties (protection against enemies) for some people. The wood is used as firewood. Reported to be used ˇ°as antidote for the species called ˇ°Itakˇ±. When this is tied onto a string and put across a trail, the enemy named would suffer physical pain leading to paralysis. This plant is carried for protection. Used by Penan in blockade.

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

Local names
Borneo: Beleti limbo, Bernai bertjuping, Bueh puteh hitam, Buti, Kandatan, Kemuning-kemuning, Kilas, Kukuleb, Kayu tahum, Keteleng, Lagalagas, Lapad litak, Legas-legas, Mayan rimbo, Menyalin, Muntinagas, Mutek, Prumpung imbaan, Owa, Patah jarum, Pondok, Purak, Rambai-rambai, Susup, Tangkukau, Tis, Tulang patalah, Tumas, Tutuh, Ubar-butak, Uhai arong.
Sumatra: Boriengen riembo, Ingara lelen, Kayu keliengoh, Kayu si basa, Kayu saber bubu, Kayu selipei, Useu-useu lutung (Indonesian), Sale sale balah.