Dehaasia caesia Blume,
Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)
Latin for 'blue-green'.
Haasia caesia Miq.
Polyadenia parviflora Nees ex Koord. & Valet.
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 55 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, whitish below, crowded at twig tip.
Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-yellow-reddish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca.
19 mm long, red, fleshy drupes placed on swollen pink-reddish stalk.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Common along
rivers and on hillsides and ridges, usually on sandy soils, but also on
limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant
The wood is used for general construction.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah,
Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes.
Borneo: Magasil, Medang, Medang keras, Medang sisik, Medang tanduk.