Drypetes kikir Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 23 (1969)

Named after the local name for this species in Borneo.

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 64 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, venation inconspicuous, glabrous, leathery leaves. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, green-yellowish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 15 mm long, orange, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m altitude. Only on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, rarely on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The fruits are edible.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Gambe, Katong-katong, Kayu kikir, Kikir, Nyalin.