Turpinia sphaerocarpa Hassk., Flora 25, 2 (1842)

Latin for 'globose fruits'.

Dalrymplea javanica Hassk.
Maurocenia sphaerocarpa (Hassk.) O.K.
Turpinia latifolia Wall.
Turpinia laxiflora Ridl.
Turpinia pomifera var. sphaerocarpa (Hassk.) King
Turpinia sambucifolia Elmer

Sub-canopy tree up to 30 m tall and 71 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early. Leaves opposite, compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous, toothed margin. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-yellow-purple, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 14 mm diameter, purple, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites and along rivers and streams. On sandy to clay soils, and on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.

Local names
Borneo: Entrang, Maba, taie beruk, Tait berak, Tapong-tapong.