Litsea costalis (Nees) Kosterm.,
Reinwardtia 7 (1969)
Latin for 'with conspicuous midrib'.
Alseodaphne costalis Nees in Wall.
Litsea nidularis Gamble
Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 53 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, whitish below. Flowers ca. 8 mm
diameter, yellow, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 10 mm long, red?, fleshy drupes
placed on enlarge flower base (cupule).
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 100 m altitude.
Mostly on ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah,