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).
Borneo: Mutik, Nipau kulit, Nipis kulit, Pangit jatong.