Wight, Icon. 5 (1852)
Named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], a British physician who also
Cryptocarya caudata Meisn.
Cryptocarya crassinervia Miq.
Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 29 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, densely hairy below, whitish below, prominent
venation below. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles.
Fruits ca. 23 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, peat-swamp, keranga, coastal and sub-montane
forests up to 1700 m altitude. Common on both alluvial as well as dry sites,
usually on sandy soils, but also on clay and limestone. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei,
Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.
Borneo: Madang, Medang.