Litsea orocola Kosterm.,
Reinwardtia 7 (1968)
Latin for 'from the mountains', referring to its habitat preference.
Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 43 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white,
placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 19 mm diameter, yellow-purple, fleshy drupes
placed on enlarged flower base (cupule).
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, but mainly in sub-montane forests up to
1800 m altitude. Usually on ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Borneo (Sabah, East-Kalimantan).