Bertan (Eugeissona) is a clustering genus offlowering plant in the palm family native toBorneo, Thailand and Malaysia. The sixmonoecious species provide a wide range of local uses and are commonly called bertam or wild Bornean sago. The genus is the sole representative of the Eugeissoninae having very few obvious relatives; the hermaphrodite and staminate flowers are also found in Metroxylon, however the other specialized characteristics are unique suggesting an early split and differentiation from other members of the Calameae.