Atocarpus nitidus (Local names Shiny Tampang or Beruni) is a very common forest tree throughout the lowlands of Borneo. A. nitidus is very variable both in leaf and fruit morphology . The fruit can vary from 2-6 cm in diameter and may be smooth or lumpy. Overall there are some 30 species of Artocarpus in Borneo including the popular home orchard trees Terap A. odoratissimus and the Cempedak A. integer.
The majority of Artocarpus produce relatively large fruit targeted at primate or bat dispersal. Typically Artocarpus species fruit annually during the local fruiting season but also join in mass fruiting events known as masting, which typically occur every 4-6 years in Borneo.