Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Eleiodoxa from Greek meaning "water" and "glory"; species name is Latin for congested.
Malay: Asam kelubi; Asam paya.
Genus: 1 species.
Region: tropical; Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra.
Botany: dioecious, swamp-dwelling plant; trunks clustering, forming dense thickets; hapaxanths, individual trunks are determinate and die after flowering; leaves reaches 3.5 m in length on 3 m petioles, armed with whorls of ± 6 cm long spines; pinnae green to deep green, regularly arranged along the rachis, 1.5 m in length, and toothed along the margins; inflorescence emerges at ground level, bearing either male or female flowers, in the latter forming scaly, red fruit with one or occasionally two seeds.