Tabernaemontana pauciflora Bl., Bijdr. 1028 (1826)

(Latin for 'few flowers')

Ervatamia blumeana Mgf.
Ervatamia blumeana var. macropetala Bakh.f.
Ervatamia calycina (Wall.) Lace
Ervatamia dinhensis (Pitard) Pichon
Ervatamia harmandiana Pierre in Spire
Ervatamia malaccensis (Hook.f.) King & Gamble
Ervatamia membranifolia (Kurz.) Lace
Ervatamia polysperma (Merr.) Pichon
Ervatamia sralensis (Pierre ex Pitard) Kerr
Tabernaemontana calycina Wall.
Tabernaemontana dinhensis Pitard
Tabernaemontana harmandiana Pierre ex Pitard
Tabernaemontana malaccensis Hook.f.
Tabernaemontana membranifolia Kurz.
Tabernaemontana polysperma Merr.
Tabernaemontana rhynchophylla Miq.
Tabernaemontana sralensis Pierre ex Pitard

Shrub up to 7 m tall and 20 cm dbh. With white latex. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined. Flowers ca. 28 mm in diameter, white-yellow, with long, narrow corolla tube. Fruits ca. 37 mm long, orange, fleshy drupe, placed in pairs.

In disturbed (logged) and undisturbed forests up to 1700 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges, but also along riversides. Mostly on sandy soils and limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Used against headache.

Indo-China, Birma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bunut, Malul ulat, Rodok.