Madhuca motleyana (de Vriese) J.F.Macbr., Contr. Gray Herb. Hav. Univ. NS. 53 (1918)

Named after J.D. Motley [?-1859], a British engineer and plant collector.

Bassia motleyana (de Vriese) C.B.Clarke
Ganua motleyana (de Vriese) Pierre ex Dubard
Ganua motleyana var. scortechinii King & Gamble
Ganua scortechinii H.J.Lam
Illipe motleyana (de Vriese) Engl.
Isonandra motleyana de Vriese
Payena bankensis Burck
Payena latifolia Burck
Payena longipetiolata Kurz
Payena rubripedicellata Burck
Sideroxylon glabrescens Miq.
Vidoricum motleyanum (de Vriese) Kuntze

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 61 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 2 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, venation barely visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 16 mm long, greenish, drupes.

In undisturbed (peat)-swamp and rarely mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. Usually in peat or mixed swamps, also on poor sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is used for furniture and doors. The fruits are edible. The seeds yield an oil that can be used in cooking and lighting.

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

Local names
Borneo: Ketiau, Kliue, Nyatoh, Nyatu bobi.