Litsea megacarpa Gamble,
Kew Bull. (1910)
Latin for 'large fruit'.
Mid-canopy tree up to 37 m tall and 78 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, slightly whitish below. Flowers ca. 9
mm diameter, white, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 21 mm long, yellow-red, drupes
with slightly enlarged flower base.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 1000 m altitude. Along
rivers, on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone.
In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and
Borneo: Madang, Medang, Medang kala-kala, Medang kempas, Medang klemah.