Drypetes polyneura Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 20 (1966)

Latin for 'many veins'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall and 50 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, secondary venation looping, glabrous, often with toothed leaf margin. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, yellowish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 21 mm long, yellow-reddish, ramiflorous, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Bintang babas, Katal-katal, Kayu tulang, Kikir putih, Jemperang, Minyak buroh, Penjalin.