Ardisia pachysandra Mez, in Engl. Pflanzenr. 9 (1902)
Latin for 'with thick stamens'.
Shrub up to 9 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate,
simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy. Flowers ca. 10 mm diameter, white,
placed in compressed panicles. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, pink-red-brownish,
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m
altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on
limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, East-Kalimantan).