Litsea panamanja (Buch.-Ham. ex Nees) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5 (1886)
Named after a local name for this species.
Tetranthera panamanja Buch.-Ham. ex Nees
Mid-canopy tree up to 39 m tall and 82 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, sometimes slightly whitish below.
Flowers ca. 10 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 12 mm
diameter, red, fleshy drupes placed on enlarged flower base (cupule).
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and (peat)-swamp forests up to 700 m
altitude. Usually on alluvial sites and along rivers, but also found on ridges.
On sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
India?, Indo-China, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (Sabah, South- and
Borneo: Kala-kala, Lalan, Medang, Tebuluk.