Drypetes castilloi Merr., Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 15 (1929)

Named after J.D. Castillo y Lopez? [1744-1793], a Spanish botanist.

Cyclostemon castilloi Merr.

Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 55 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, leathery. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, greenish, placed in bundles in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 25 mm long, green-yellow, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and coastal forests up to 100 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with rocky to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sabah, East-Kalimantan).