Dehaasia turfosa Kosterm.,
Bot. Jahrb. 93 (1973)
Latin for 'peat', referring to the typical habitat where the species
Shrub up to 8 m tall and 21 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate,
simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, whitish, placed in
panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes placed on swollen
In undisturbed (peat)-swamp forests up to 100 m altitude. Usually on poor
sandy soils and peat. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bab, Medang, Medang chabi, Medang kinit, Medang tembaga, Merpulat.