Litsea rubiginosa (Blume)
Boerl., Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 3
Latin for 'rusty-brown'.
Cylicodaphne rubiginosa Blume
Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 66 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, slightly whitish below. Flowers ca. 5
mm diameter, white, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 17 cm diameter, red-purple,
fleshy drupes placed on enlarged flower base (cupule).
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 100 m altitude. Both on
alluvial sites and riversides as well as hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy
soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Medang, Pempelang.