Acronychia pedunculata (L.) Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. Suppl. (1861)

Latin for 'slender-stalked', referring to the inflorescence.

Acronychia apiculata Miq.
Acronychia arborea Blume
Acronychia barberi Gamble
Acronychia elliptica Merr. & L.M.Perry
Acronychia laurifolia Blume
Acronychia resinosa (Lour.) J.R.Forst. ex Crevost & Lemari
Clausena simplicifolia Dalzell
Cyminosma ankenda Gaertn.
Cyminosma chinensis G.Don
Cyminosma pedunculata (L.) Roxb.
Cyminosma pedunculata (L.) DC.
Cyminosma resinosa DC.
Doerrienia malabarica Dennst.
Gela lanceolata Lour.
Jambolifera arborea (Blume) Zoll. & Moritzi
Jambolifera pedunculata L.
Jambolifera resinosa Lour.
Jambolifera rezinosa Lour.
Laxmannia ankenda Raeusch.
Melicope conferta Blanco
Paronychia arborea Walp.
Paronychia laurifolia Walp.
Selas lanceolatum (Lour.) Spreng.
Ximenia lanceolata (Lour.) DC.

Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 36 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, smelling like citrus when crushed. Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 14 mm diameter, green-yellow, 4-lobed drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp, coastal and sub-montane forests up to 1800 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges, but also on alluvial sites and along rivers and streams. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Extracts of its leaves, bark, stems and fruits are widely used in herbal medicinal applications against sores, scabies and intestinal infections, due to their antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Contains aromatic, essential oils, which are used in China for making perfumes. The ripe fruit is edible and has a sweet acidic flavour. Unripe fruits have a strongly astringent, resinous taste. The roots are used as a fish-poison in southern Vietnam. In India the wood is used for carving, poles, house construction and making the charcoal preferred by goldsmiths. And the tender leaves are used in salads and as a condiment.

India and Sri Lanka to Taiwan and Papua New Guinea. In Borneo collected in Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah and East-Kalimantan.

Local names
Borneo: Maranggas, Padulan, Paw, Serang kampung.
Chinese: Jiangzhenxiang.
India: Ankenda; Assamese: Laojan. Tamil & Malayalam: Mutta-nari.
Nepal: Paolay.