Alseodaphne rubrolignea Kosterm., New & Crit. Mal. Pl. 3 (1955)

Latin for 'red wood'.

Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 30 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes on swollen red fruit stalks.

Mostly in undisturbed sub-montane forests, but also found in keranga and mixed dipterocarp forests up to 2000 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

In Sarawak, the bark was locally used to seal coffins.

Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Kayu dalit, Medang, Pongointan.