Madhuca spectabilis P.Royen, Blumea 10 (1960)

Latin for 'spectacular', referring to the trees appearance.

Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 47 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 15 mm long. Leaves very large, alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter, white, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 18 mm long, green, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on swampy alluvial sites or along rivers and streams, on clay and limestone soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Nato terong, Natu bulang, Nyato palong.