Memecylon ruptile Bremer,
Opera Bot. 69 (1983)
Latin for 'ruptering', referring to the calyptra (petal cover) that
ruptures at anthesis.
Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 22 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, penni-veined, venation faint, glabrous. Flowers ca. 8 mm
diameter, white-bluish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 12 mm diameter,
probably blue-purple, berries.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Found on
sandy hillsides. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Nipis kulit.