- n Payena genus of medium to large Malaysian trees yielding gutta-percha
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n payena A genus of gamopetalous trees of the order Sapotaceæ, characterized by four sepals, eight petals, and sixteen stamens. There are 6 or 7 species, natives of the Malay peninsula and archipelago. They are trees with milky juice, rigid leaves minutely clothed with reddish scurf or with silky hairs, and small clusters of pediceled flowers in the axils, each cluster usually producing a single ovate-oblong berry. See gutta-putih.