Palaquium beccarianum (Pierre) P.Royen, Blumea 8 (1957)

Named after O. Beccari [1843-1920], an Italian botanist.

Croixia beccariana Pierre
Croixia borneensis Pierre ex Dubard
Palaquium ferox H.J.Lam
Planchonella beccariana (Pierre) H.J.Lam
Planchonella pierreana Dubard
Sideroxylon beccarianum (Pierre) Merr.
Sideroxylon pierreanum (Dubard) Merr.

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 63 cm dbh. Stem with white sap. Stipules ca. 10 mm long. Leaves crowded at twig tips, alternate, simple, penni-veined, densely hairy below. Flowers ca. 16 mm diameter, yellow-brown, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 28 mm long, green, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. On alluvial sites, hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy soils, but also on limestone and ultramafic. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The timber is used.

Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Asam babi, Asam mengkunjut, Binjai babi, Karikit, Meroding, Nyato, Nyato palong, Nyato sawo, Nyatoh, Nyatoh bulu, Puntik, Tengkawang.