Gamble, Kew Bull. (1910)
Named after H.H. Kunstler, a German plant collector.
Sub-canopy tree up to 30 m tall and 93 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter,
pinkish-red, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 23 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy
drupes on swollen red fruit stalks.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, swamp, keranga and sub-montane forests up
to 900 m altitude. On alluvial sites as well as hillsides and ridges. On clay to
sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (throughout the island).