Memecylon acuminatissimum Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)

Latin for 'strongly pointed'.

Memecylon acrocarpum Bakh.f.
Memecylon beccarianum Cogn.

Understorey tree up to 14 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, secondary venation clearly visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white-bluish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 13 mm long, blue, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites near rivers or streams on sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The stems are locally used as poles to support paddy shelters.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Mutik, Nipau kulit, Nipis kulit, Pangit jatong.