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).

Local names
Borneo: Nipis kulit.