Xanthophyllum ellipticum Korth. ex Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1864)

Latin for 'elliptic', referring to the leaves?

Banisterodes ellipticum (Korth. ex Miq.) O.K.
Xanthophyllum citrifolium Chodat
Xanthophyllum hildebrandii Meijden
Xanthophyllum kingii Chodat

Understorey tree up to 14 m tall and 52 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-yellowish-pinkish, placed in unbranched inflorescences. Fruits ca. 14 mm diameter, yellow-orange-red, drupes. Seed with aril.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, keranga and (peat)-swamp forests up to 400 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites on clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant or planted.

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

Local names
Borneo: Menyalin, Nyalin, Pujuk langit, Tebaras.