Lijndenia laurina Zoll. &
Mor., in Mor., Syst. Verz. Zoll. 10 (1846)
Latin for 'similar to Laurus', a genus in the Lauraceae.
Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 35 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, tripli-veined, tertiary venation indistinct, glabrous. Flowers
ca. 2 mm diameter, white, in small axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 5 mm long,
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1600 m
altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on
limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South-
and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.
Local names in Borneo
Nipis kulit, Puloh, Sireh-sireh.