Premna serratifolia L., Mant. Pl. 2 (1771)

Latin for 'toothed leaf'.

Citharexylum paniculatum Poir. [Illegitimate]
Cornutia corymbosa Burm.f.
Gumira abbreviata (Miq.) Kuntze
Gumira attenuata (R.Br.) Kuntze
Gumira integrifolia Hassk. [Illegitimate]
Gumira laevigata (Miq.) Kuntze
Gumira opulifolia (Miq.) Kuntze
Gumira truncata (Turcz.) Kuntze
Premna abbreviata Miq.
Premna angustior (C.B.Clarke) Ridl.
Premna attenuata R.Br.
Premna benthamiana Domin
Premna corymbosa (Burm.f.) Schauer [Illegitimate]
Premna corymbosa var. obtusifolia (R.Br.) H.R.Fletcher
Premna corymbosa var. sambucina (Wall. ex Schauer) Moldenke
Premna gaudichaudii Schauer
Premna glabra A.Gray ex Maxim.
Premna glycycocca F.Muell.
Premna guillauminii var. serrata Moldenke
Premna hircina Wall.
Premna integrifolia Willd. [Illegitimate]
Premna integrifolia L. [Illegitimate]
Premna integrifolia var. angustior C.B.Clarke
Premna integrifolia var. minor Ridl.
Premna integrifolia var. obtusifolia (R.Br.) C.P'ei
Premna laevigata Miq.
Premna littoralis King & Gamble
Premna media R.Br.
Premna obtusifolia R.Br.
Premna obtusifolia var. gaudichaudii (Schauer) Moldenke
Premna obtusifolia var. velutina Benth.
Premna opulifolia Miq.
Premna ovata R.Br.
Premna sambucina Wall. ex Schauer
Premna serratifolia var. minor (Ridl.) A.Rajendran & P.Daniel
Premna spinosa Roxb.
Premna subcordata Turcz.
Premna tahitensis var. rapensis F.Br.
Premna tahitensis var. rimatarensis F.Br.
Premna truncata Turcz.
Scrophularioides arborea G.Forst. [Invalid]

Shrub up to 9 m tall and 25 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, tripli-veined, glabrous, base sometimes cordate, leaf sometimes with toothed margin. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, blue-purple, drupes.

In secondary regrowth, especially along the beach, but also more inland up to 300 m altitude. Often along rivers and streams in inland locations. On sandy soils and limestone.

India, Sri Lanka, southern China and southern Japan to New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific. In Borneo collected throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Adau, Aldas, Baloh, Buas-buas, Buas laut, Kayu buas, Laban putih, Lambuas, Singkel.