Ardisia copelandii Mezz, Phil. J. Sci. Bot. 1, suppl. 272 (1906)

Named after E.B. Copeland [1873-?], an American botanist.

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 64 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined but venation barely visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 13 mm diameter, pinkish-purple, placed in large panicles. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, pinkish-purple with dots, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, peat-swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges, but also in alluvial sites. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia?, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Baglai, Lantupak, Merajumah, Merbumbun, Merjemah, Mertapis, Pogang buang.