Phoebe grandis (Nees) Merr.,
Contr. Arn. Arb. 8 (1934)
Latin for 'large'.
Alseodaphne grandis Nees
Persea grandis (Nees) Nees
Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 72 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
clustered at twig ends, alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers
ca. 6 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long,
green, drupes placed on reddish stalks, calyx lobes persistent.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 2000 m
altitude. Often on alluvial sites near rivers and streams, but also on hillsides
and ridges. On clay to sandy soils, but also found on ultramafic. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (throughout
the island), Philippines, Celebes.
Borneo: Madang silau, Medang, Medang pawas.