Xanthophyllum amoenum Chodat, Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4 (1896)

Latin for 'graceful'.

Xanthophyllum stipitatum var. nitidum Chodat
Xanthophyllum stipitatum var. pachyphyllum Chodat

Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, very small to large, simple, penni-veined, shiny, glabrous, venation inconspicuous. Flowers ca. 18 mm diameter, white-reddish, placed in unbranched inflorescences. Fruits ca. 48 mm diameter, yellow-orange, fleshy berries with several seeds in white pulp.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, coastal (mangrove), keranga, (peat)-swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m altitude. Common on alluvial swampy sites as well as on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant or planted.

The fruit is edible and also used medicinally against pain (paste of fruit on painful spot) and in soap (fruit skin).

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

Local names
Borneo: Keranji, Lahal, Langir, Menyerin, Nyalin, Nyalin paya, Sianglam, Tampasak.