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).