Memecylon garcinioides Blume,
Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)
Latin for 'similar to Garcinia', a genus in the Clusiaceae which
has similar leaves.
Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 42 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, penni-veined, tertiary venation faint, glabrous. Flowers ca.
2.5 mm diameter, white-bluish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 3.5 mm
long, blue-purple, berries.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 600 m altitude.
Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei,
Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Nipis kulit.