Lepisanthes kinabaluensis Leenh., Blumea 17 (1969)

Latin for 'from Kinabalu', a mountain in Sabah.

Understorey tree up to 17 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules absent, but pseudo-stipules present (i.e. leaf-like appendages at the petiole base instead of on the twig). Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, yellow-red-purple, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 22 mm diameter, yellow-orange, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1800 m altitude. Usually on hillsides. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sabah, East-Kalimantan).