Elaeocarpus griffithii (Wight) A.Gray, Bot. U. St. Expl. Exped. i

Named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], a British physician who collected plants.

Elaeocarpus argyrodes Hance
Elaeocarpus leucobotryus (Miq.) F.Muell.
Elaeocarpus paniculatus Wall. ex Müll.Berol. [Illegitimate]
Elaeocarpus trichanthera (Griff.) W.Theob.
Monocera griffithii Wight
Monocera griffithii Müll.Berol.
Monocera holopetala Turcz.
Monocera leucobotrya Miq.
Monocera paniculata Wall. ex A.Gray
Monocera tricanthera Griff.

Understorey tree up to 16 m tall and 35 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early. Leaves alternate, simple, glabrous, with long petioles and domatia in secondary vein axils. Flowers ca. 14 mm in diameter, green-white, with only slightly fimbriate petal margins, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 11 mm long, green-blue, fleshy drupe.

Usually on open, alluvial, places in undisturbed to secondary mixed dipterocarp, keranga, peat swamp and freshwater swamp forests up to 1000 m altitude. Mostly in swamps and along rivers on ultrabasic or poor sandy soils, but also on limestone.

The fruits are edible. Locally the bark is used to produce anti-malaria medicin.

India, Andaman Islands, Birma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Datar, Emperdu, Insibar, Perawa, Perdu.