Trema orientalis (L.) Blume, Mus. Bot. 2 (1856)

Latin for 'from the east', referring to its origin (when viewed from Europe).

Celtis commersonii Brongn.
Celtis discolor Brongn.
Celtis glomerata Hochst.
Celtis guineensis Schumach. & Thonn.
Celtis laeta Salisb. [Illegitimate]
Celtis madagascariensis Bojer
Celtis orientalis L.
Celtis orientalis Lam.
Celtis rigida Blume
Colubrina leschenaultii (DC.) G.Don
Sponia affinis Planch.
Sponia andaresa Commerson ex Lamarck
Sponia argentea Planch.
Sponia burmannii (Blume) Planch.
Sponia commersonii Decaisne ex Planchon
Sponia discolor (Brongn.) Decne
Sponia glomerata Hochst.
Sponia guineensis (Schumach. & Thonn.) Planch.
Sponia orientalis (L.) Decne
Sponia rigida (Blume) Decne
Sponia scaberrima (Blume) Miq.
Sponia wightii Planch.
Trema affinis (Planch.) Blume
Trema africana Blume
Trema argentea (Planch.) Blume
Trema burmannii Blume
Trema commersonii (Decaisne ex Planchon) Blume
Trema discolor (Brongn.) Blume
Trema grevei Baill.
Trema grisea Baker
Trema guineense (Schumach. & Thonn.) Ficalho
Trema hochstetteri Engl.
Trema nitens Blume
Trema orientalis var. bicornis de Wit
Trema orientalis var. rigida (Blume) Laut.
Trema polygama Z.M. Wu & J.Y. Lin
Trema rigida (Blume) Blume
Trema scaberrima Blume
Trema wightii (Planch.) Blume

Shrub to 10 m tall and 28 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 4 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, densely hairy, leaf base cordate and often asymmetrical, margin toothed. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in small panicles. Fruits ca. 3 mm diameter, blue-purple, drupes.

In heavily disturbed regrowth forests and scrub up to 1400 m altitude. Often along roads on sandy soils.

From India, southern China and southern Japan to New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific. Possibly also in tropical Africa. In Borneo found throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Angrung, Bengkirai, Halindagong, Klemoto, Kendiong, Lenduhung, Randagong, Rondogong, Rondogung, Tandago.