Phoebe laevis Kosterm.,
Reinwardtia 8 (1970)
Latin for 'smooth or glabrous'.
Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 42 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
clustered at twig tips, alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 8
mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, green,
drupes with persistent calyx lobes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, (peat)-swamp and sub-montane forests up to
1400 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites near rivers or streams on sandy
soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The wood is locally used for poles, planks and handles.
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Medang, Medang kuning, Silou.