Dehaasia brachybotrys (Merr.) Kosterm., Bot. Jahrb. 93 (1973)

Latin for 'with short racemes'.

Beilschmiedia brachybotrys Merr.

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 54 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate to (sub)-opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3.5 mm diameter, white-pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 54 mm long, pale yellow-brown, fleshy drupes on thickened bright red fruit stalk.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites and along rivers, but also on hillsides and ridges. Sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Medang, Monompuru.