Vaccinium bancanum Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. Suppl. 1 (1860)

Latin for 'from Bangka', an island between Sumatra and Borneo.

Vaccinium adenurum C.E.C.Fischer
Vaccinium ardisiiflorum Ridl.
Vaccinium ardisioides Ridl.
Vaccinium breviflos Ridl.
Vaccinium eburneum Ridl.
Vaccinium kunstleri K. & G.
Vaccinium micrantherum Stapf.
Vaccinium suluense Copel.f.
Vaccinium wrayi Ridl.

Shrub to sub-canopy trees up to 30 m tall and 40 cm dbh, sometimes epiphytic climber on tree boles. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, tripli-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm in diameter, greenish-white, bell shaped corolla tube, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 5 mm in diameter, green-black, berry.

In undisturbed keranga, freshwater swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1800 m altitude. On poor sandy soils, mostly on alluvial sites, but also on ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Brang kanji, Brengkenyi, Kayu temau.