Ardisia korthalsiana Scheff., Comm. Myrs. Archip. Ind. (1867)
Named after P.W. Korthals [1807-1892], a Dutch botanist.
Tinus korthalsiana (Scheff.) Kuntze
Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter,
white-pinkish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter, bluish-pink-grey
with dots, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1400 m
altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with clay soils, but also on
limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Engkacam, Merjimah.