Litsea machilifolia Gamble, Kew Bull. (1910)

Latin for ?

Litsea teysmannii Gamble

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 72 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, slightly whitish below. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, pale green, placed in axillary racemes. Fruits ca. 14 mm long, green, fleshy drupes placed on enlarged flower base (cupule).

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 300 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The fruits are locally used to make perfume.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Buah rema-apong, Engkala burong, Lalan, Medang, Medang balong.