Porterandia anisophylla (Jack ex Roxb.) Ridl., Kew Bull. (1939)

Latin for 'unequal leaves'.

Gardenia anisophylla Jack ex Roxb.
Porterandia scortechinii (K. & G.) Ridl.
Randia anisophylla (Jack ex Roxb.) Hook.f.
Randia scortechinii K. & G.

Understorey tree up to 16 m tall and 31 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 15 mm long, pointed tip. Leaves crowded at twig tips, opposite, simple, penni-veined, hairy. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, white-yellowish, with corolla tube, flowers in panicles. Fruits ca. 35 mm diameter, greenish, berries.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is used for pulp and furniture.

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

Local names
Borneo: Empitap chambol.