Ternstroemia coriacea Scheff., Tijdschr. Ned. Ind. 31 (1870)

Latin for 'leather-like', referring to the tough leaves.

Upper canopy tree up to 43 m tall and 65 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves in alternate to whorled, simple, penni-veined but venation barely visible, glabrous, margin very finely toothed. Flowers ca. 30 mm diameter, white, placed solitary in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 40 mm diameter, orange-red, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Usually on ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sabah, East-Kalimantan).