Litsea ficoidea Kosterm.,
Reinwardtia 7 (1969)
Latin for 'fig-like', referring to the fruit.
Mid-canopy tree up to 36 cm tall and 46 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually glabrous, whitish below. Flowers not
seen. Fruits ca. 26 mm long, yellow-brown-purple, fleshy drupes almost
completely enclosed by enlarged flower base.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 400 m altitude. Usually on
hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In
secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).