Prismatomeris beccariana (Baill.) J.T.Johansson, Opera Bot. 94 (1987)

Named after O. Beccari [1843-1920], an Italian botanist.

Dibrachya beccariana Baill.
Morinda beccariana Baill.
Prismatomeris euphlebia Merr.
Rennellia prismatomeriformis Merr.
Tribrachia beccariana (Baill.) Boerl.
Zeuxanthe beccariana (Baill.) Ridl.
Zeuxanthe moultonii Ridl.
Zeuxanthe prismatomeriformis (Merr.) Ridl.

Almost indistinghuisable from Prismatomeris glabra and possibly a synonym of that species.

Understorey tree up to 12 m tall and 13 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long, needle-like. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 14 mm diameter, white-pinkish, with long corolla tube, placed in loose flower heads (umbells). Fruits ca. 10 mm diameter, green-white, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1100 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and streams. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The leaves are used against rice pests.

Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Kopi-kopi, Lamuh, Obah, Rumpang gigi, Temar puteh, Tulang ular, Ubah.