Callicarpa pentandra Roxb., Hort. Bengal. 83 (1814)

Latin for 'five anthers'.

Callicarpa acuminatissima Teijsm. & Binn.
Callicarpa affinis Elmer
Callicarpa clemensorum Moldenke
Callicarpa cumingiana Schauer
Callicarpa hexandra Teijsm. & Binn.
Callicarpa pentandra forma celebica Bakh.
Callicarpa pentandra var. cumingiana (Schauer) Bakh.
Callicarpa pentandra forma dentata Bakh.
Callicarpa pentandra forma farinosa (Blume) Bakh.
Callicarpa pentandra forma furfuracea Bakh.
Callicarpa pentandra forma hexandra (Teijsm. & Binn.) Bakh.
Callicarpa pentandra forma pentamera (H.J.Lam) Bakh.
Callicarpa serrulata (Hallier f.) Govaerts
Callicarpa subglandulosa Elmer
Callicarpa subternata (Hallier f.) Govaerts
Geunsia acuminatissima (Teijsm. & Binn.) H.J.Lam
Geunsia anisophylla Hallier f.
Geunsia cumingiana (Schauer) Rolfe
Geunsia cumingiana var. dentata (Bakh.) Moldenke
Geunsia cumingiana var. pentamera H.J.Lam
Geunsia farinosa Blume
Geunsia farinosa var. callicarpoides H.J.Lam ex Moldenke
Geunsia farinosa forma serratula Moldenke
Geunsia furfuracea (Bakh.) Moldenke
Geunsia hexandra (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koord.
Geunsia hexandra var. macrophylla Moldenke
Geunsia hexandra forma serrulata Moldenke
Geunsia hookeri Merr.
Geunsia paloensis var. celebica (Bakh.) Moldenke
Geunsia pentandra (Roxb.) Merr.
Geunsia pentandra var. albidella Moldenke
Geunsia serrulata Hallier f.
Geunsia serrulata forma anisophylla (Hallier f.) Moldenke
Geunsia subternata Hallier f.

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 26 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, densely short hairy, whitish below. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, pink-blue-purple, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 4 mm diameter, pinkish-red, drupes.

In secondary regrowth and open sites in mixed dipterocarp forests up to 300 m altitude. Usually near or along rivers and streams, and on hillsides. On sandy to clay soils.

Apparently used against toothache.

From India and southern China to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. In Borneo found throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Belau, Bilau, Guro, Kayu hobo.