Xanthophyllum vitellinum (Blume) Dietr., Syn. Pl. 2 (1840)

Latin for 'yolk yellow'.

Banisterodes longifolia (Blume) O.K.
Banisterodes vitellinum (Blume) O.K.
Jakkia longifolia Blume
Jakkia vitellina Blume
Monnina longifolia (Blume) Sprengel
Monnina macrophylla Steudel
Monnina vitellina (Blume) Sprengel
Xanthophyllum curtisii King
Xanthophyllum griffithii var. curtisii (King) Ng
Xanthophyllum hookerianum King
Xanthophyllum kunstleri King
Xanthophyllum longifolium (Blume) Dietr.
Xanthophyllum paniculatum Miq.
Xanthophyllum robustum Chodat
Xanthophyllum robustum var. elmeri Chodat

Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 18 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in branched inflorescences. Fruits ca. 14 mm diameter, green-yellowish, drupes. Seeds with aril.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, keranga, swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites near or along rivers and streams, but also on hillsides. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is locally used. The tree yields an edible oil.

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

Local names
Borneo: Minyak berok, Nyalin.