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