Memecylon scolopacinum Ridl.,
Kew Bull. (1946)
Latin for 'similar to the head of the Snipe', a European bird species.
Understorey tree up to 12 m tall and 23 cm dbh. Twigs slightly winged.
Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, venation faint,
glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white-bluish, placed in axillary bundles.
Fruits ca. 11 mm long, blue-purple, berries.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1500 m
altitude. Often near rivers or streams but also common on hillsides and ridges.
On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Kayu ukat-ubih, Mutek.