Chionanthus lucens Kiew, Malay. For. 44 (1981)
Latin for 'shiny', referring to the leaves.
Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, thick leathery, simple, penni-veined, venation inconspicuous,
glabrous. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in axillary racemes or
panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, green-purple, drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. Usually on
hillsides, but also on alluvial sites and ridges. On sandy soils. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).