Callicarpa longifolia Lam., Encycl. 1 (1783)

Latin for 'long leaves'.

Callicarpa albida Blume
Callicarpa attenuata Wall. ex Walp.
Callicarpa attenuifolia Elmer
Callicarpa blumei Zoll. & Moritzi
Callicarpa horsfieldii Turcz.
Callicarpa japonica var. rhombifolia H.J.Lam
Callicarpa lanceolaria Roxb. ex Hornem.
Callicarpa lanceolaria Roxb.
Callicarpa longifolia var. areolata H.J.Lam
Callicarpa longifolia var. floccosa Schauer
Callicarpa longifolia var. horsfieldii (Turcz.) Moldenke
Callicarpa longifolia var. lanceolaria (Roxb. ex Hornem.) C.B.Clarke
Callicarpa longifolia var. subglabrata Schauer
Callicarpa oblongifolia Hassk.
Callicarpa rhynchophylla Miq.
Callicarpa roxburghiana Schult.

Shrub up to 6 m tall and 11 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, densely short hairy, margin slightly toothed. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white-pink-bluish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 2 mm diameter, white, drupes.

In secondary regrowth and open sites in mixed dipterocarp forests up to 400 m altitude. Often along rivers and streams and hillsides with poor sandy soils. Also on limestone.

The roots are used to treat stomach-ache and diarrhea. The leaves are used to treat malaria.

Tropical Asia and Australia. In Borneo found throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Dambar basi, Jambal basi, Massi, Mata atok, Nasi-nasi, Sembar basi, Tambar basi, Tinggar laput.