Vaccinium bancanum Miq.,
Fl. Ind. Bat. Suppl. 1 (1860)
Latin for 'from Bangka', an island between Sumatra and Borneo.
Vaccinium adenurum C.E.C.Fischer
Vaccinium ardisiiflorum Ridl.
Vaccinium ardisioides Ridl.
Vaccinium breviflos Ridl.
Vaccinium eburneum Ridl.
Vaccinium kunstleri K. & G.
Vaccinium micrantherum Stapf.
Vaccinium suluense Copel.f.
Vaccinium wrayi Ridl.
Shrub to sub-canopy trees up to 30 m tall and 40 cm dbh, sometimes epiphytic
climber on tree boles. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined,
glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm in diameter, greenish-white, bell shaped corolla
tube, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 5 mm in diameter, green-black, berry.
In undisturbed keranga, freshwater swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1800
m altitude. On poor sandy soils, mostly on alluvial sites, but also on ridges.
In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei,
Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes.
Borneo: Brang kanji, Brengkenyi, Kayu temau.