Ardisia pterocaulis Miq., Pl. Junghuhn. (1853)
Latin for 'with winged stem'.
Ardisia platyclada King & Gamble
Ardisia pterocaulis var. elongata Scheff.
Ardisia pterocaulis var. nitida Scheff.
Ardisia synneura Scheff.
Tapeinosperma synneura (Scheff.) Philipson
Tinus pterocaulis (Miq.) Kuntze
Shrub up to 8 m tall and 12 cm dbh. Twigs with conspicuous ridges (wings).
Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, secondary venation
clearly looping, hairy below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white-pinkish, placed
in panicles. Fruits ca. 3 mm diameter, white-pink, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, swamp and
sub-montane forests up to 1100 m altitude. On alluvial sites near rivers and
streams, but also on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to clay soils, but also on
ultrabasic and limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a
Fruits are edible.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Marburung, Pari.