Gonocaryum calleryanum (Baill.) Becc., Malesia 1 (1877)

Named after J.M.M. Callery [1810-1862], an Italian missionary and plant and animal collector.

Gonocaryum diospyrifolium Hayata
Gonocaryum tarlacense Vidal
Gonocaryum teijsmannianum Scheff.
Phlebocalymna calleryana Baill.

Shrub up to 3 m tall and 5 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli- to penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2.5 mm diameter, white-yellowish, with long corolla tube, placed in small racemes. Fruits ca. 27 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupe.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed places in mixed dipterocarp forests up to 200 m altitude. Along rivers, on hillsides and along roads. In heavily disturbed forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Wood used for indoor construction. Used as a medicine against stomach troubles.

Taiwan, Borneo (South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.