Litsea mappacea Boerl.,
Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 3
Latin for 'similar to the genus Mappa', a genus in the Euphorbiaceae.
Sub-canopy tree up to 22 m tall and 47 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below, base sometimes cordate. Flowers
ca. 10 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 14 mm long,
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp to swamp forests up
to 1000 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites and along rivers, but also on
hillsides. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah,
East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.
Local names in Borneo
Antataned, Medang, Murus bawa, Ombubunga, Timurus manuk.