Meliosma sumatrana (Jack) Walp., Ann. 1 (1848)

Latin for 'from Sumatra'.

Irina integerrima Blume
Meliosma confusa Blume
Meliosma cuspidata Blume
Meliosma diepenhorstii Valet.
Meliosma elmeri Merr.
Meliosma nitida Blume
Meliosma nitida var. cerasiformis Blume
Meliosma nitida var. splendens Blume
Meliosma nitida var. tridenta Blume
Meliosma philippinensis Merr. & Perry
Meliosma pinnata Koord.
Millingtonia nitida (Blume) Schult. & Schult.
Millingtonia sumatrana Jack

Understorey tree up to 20 m tall and 62 cm dbh. Twigs densely lenticulate. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous to hairy. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white-yellowish, fragrant, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm diameter, red-brownish, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Along rivers and streams, on hillsides and ridges. Usually on clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The leaves are used to treat skin itch and to clean wounds. The fruits are edible.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Bitonok, Bulitiap, Bulu manok, Bulu manuk, Bung lai, Gapas-gapas, Illulal, Jangkang gunung, Kapas-kapas, Keriyan, Limpangot, Malak, Tambalilin, Tandao, Tunjang.