Madhuca sericea (Miq.) H.J.Lam, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 3, 7 (1925)

Latin for 'silky', referring to the hairs on the lower leaf surface.

Bassia argentea de Vriese ex C.B.Clarke
Bassia sericea (Miq.) King
Kakosmanthus argenteus (C.B.Clarke) Pierre ex Dubard
Madhuca sericea var. ridleyi (Gaud.) Ng
Payena ridleyi Gaud.
Payena sericea Miq.

Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 65 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. minute. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, shiny silvery hairy below. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 24 mm diameter, green, drupes.

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

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

Local names
Borneo: Merading, Nato daun lebar, Nato terong, Natu, Natu bura, Nyatoh.