|Etymology||Genus||From Latin, berry (Bacca) and golden (aureus), referring the fruits of some species|
|Synonyms||Baccaurea affinis Müll.Arg., Baccaurea rostrata Merr., Baccaurea scortechinii Hook.f.|
|Common Names||Setambun, Wild Rambai|
|Native Distribution||Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo|
A small tree to about 6m, Baccaurea parviflora can be commonly found in our rainforests, with quite a number of them along the paths of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It has tier (pagoda-like) branching, with glabrous somewhat obovate (or elliptic) leaves with a distinct drip-tip.
It is immediately apparent when it flowers, with the male tree bearing inflorescences along its trunk, while the female bears the inflorescence at the base of the trunk.
A flowering tree along Bukit Timah Nature Reserve main trail.
Male inflorescences on the trunk.
Obovate leaves with distinct drip tip.
Female inflorescence at the base of the trunk.