Xanthophyllum borneense Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1864)

Latin for 'from Borneo'.

Xanthophyllum glabrescens Ridl.

Shrub up to 9 m tall and 15 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, sometimes whitish below. Flowers ca. 20 mm diameter, orange, placed in unbranched inflorescenes. Fruits ca. 15 mm diameter, green-whitish, drupes. Seed with aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forest up to 200 m altitude. On hillsides on poor soils including ultrabasic. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).