Tetramerista glabra Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. Suppl. (1861)

Latin for 'without hairs'.

Tetramerista crassifolia Hallier
Tetramerista montana Hallier

Mid-canopy tree up to 37 m tall and 68 cm dbh. Stipules absent, but young leaves can be mistaken for large stipules at twig tip. Leaves crowded at twig tips, alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 13 mm diameter, green-yellowish, placed in panicles with umbell like clusters of flowers. Fruits ca. 15 mm diameter, green-purplish, berry with 4-5 seeds in pulp.

In undisturbed mangrove, (peat)-swamp, mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 500 m altitude. In alluvial sites and along rivers with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The wood is used for fencing, planks, posts and fire wood.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Amat, Anat, Antuyut, Entuyut, Kayu hujan, Kayu chelega, Kayu tangiran, Lempunak, Miyopok, Punah, Punak, Putat dusun, Samondu, Suyut, Teripit, Tuyot, Tuyut.