Ardisia serrata (Cav.) Pers., Syn. 1 (1805)

Latin for 'toothed', referring to the leaf margin.

Anguillaria pyramidalis Cav.
Anguillaria serrata Cav.
Ardisia abanii Stone
Ardisia angustifolia A.DC.
Ardisia candolleana (Kuntze) Mez
Ardisia cavanillesii Roem. & Schult. [Illegitimate]
Ardisia curtipes Merr.
Ardisia dataensis Mez
Ardisia mindorensis Merr.
Ardisia oligantha Elmer
Ardisia oligocarpa Merr.
Ardisia pyramidalis (Cav.) Pers. [Illegitimate]
Ardisia whitfordii Mez
Tinus candolleana Kuntze

The leaves are almost identical to some Barringtonia (Lecythidaceae) species!

Understorey tree up to 12 m tall and 14 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, margin toothed. Flowers ca. 10 mm diameter, white-pink-purplish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter, red-purplish, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, coastal and sub-montane forests up to 1900 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites near or along rivers and streams, but also on hillsides and ridges. On poor sandy to ultrabasic soils, also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Java, Borneo (Sabah, West-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Mata palandok, Payung-payung.