Xanthophyllum neglectum Meijden, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 67 (1973)

Latin for 'neglected'.

Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 36 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 15 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in unbranched inflorescences. Fruits ca. 12 mm diameter, green, drupes. Seeds with aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 300 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is locally used for axe handles.

Borneo (Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Jopiyon, Kejo telai, Minyak buruk, Telinga basing.