Actinodaphne borneensis Meisn.,
in A.DC, Prodr. 15, 1 (1864)
Latin for 'from Borneo'.
Jozoste borneensis Kuntze
Understorey tree up to 17 m tall and 49 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves in
whorls, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, usually whitish below. Flowers ca. 2 mm
diameter, white-pink, placed in bundles. Fruits ca. 5 mm diameter, green-blue,
fleshy drupe, placed on enlarged disc-shaped flower-base.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, coastal, keranga, peat-swamp and sub-montane
forests up to 1500 m altitude. Usually on alluvial (periodically inundated and
swamps) sites and along rivers, but also found on hillsides. Usually on sandy
soils, but also found on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The wood is locally used for construction.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Madang, Medang, Medang lilin, Medang rumahan.