Prunus arborea (Blume) Kalkman, Blumea 13 (1965)
Latin for 'tree-like'.
Digaster sumatranus Miq.
Polydontia arborea Blume
Pygeum arboreum (Blume) Blume
Pygeum blumei Teijsm. & Binn.
Pygeum parviflorum Teijsm. & Binn.
Pygeum parviflorum var. densum King
Pygeum parviflorum var. robustum Koord. & Valet.
Pygeum robustum (Koord. & Valet.) Koehne
Pygeum stipulaceum King
Pygeum sumatranum (Miq.) Miq.
Mid-canopy tree up to 40 m tall and 74 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long,
dropped early. Leaves very variable, alternate, simple, penni-veined, venation
from barely visible to very pronounced, glabrous to densely hairy below, lower
surface sometimes with nectary glands near petiole insertion. Flowers ca. 8 mm
diameter, white-yellow-pinkish, placed in clustered racemes. Fruits ca. 9 mm
diameter, green-red-black, 2-lobed drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, sub-montane and montane forests
up to 3000 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers
and streams. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
The wood is locally used for house construction. The bark is used to make
Continental and tropical Asia. In Borneo collected throughout the island.
Borneo: Akil, Enkalamos, Jenteli, Kalana, Rotang bari, Vongking-vongking.