Symplocos costatifructa Noot., Blumea 31 (1986)

Latin for 'ribbed fruit'.

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 12 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, margin entire to toothed. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in short racemes. Fruits ca. 24 mm long, white-yellow, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. Often near or along rivers and streams. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).