Actinodaphne macrophylla (Blume) Nees, Syst. Laur. (1836)

Latin for 'long or large leaves'.

Actinodaphne maingayi Hook.f.
Jozoste macrophylla Kuntze
Jozoste maingayi Kuntze
Litsea macrophylla Blume

Mid-canopy tree up to 37 m tall and 90 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves in whorls, simple, penni-veined, lower side hairy and whitish. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, yellowish, placed in bundles. Fruits ca. 18 mm diameter, yellow-red, fleshy drupes placed on enlarged disc-shaped flower base.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, swamp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1400 m altitude. In alluvial sites and along rivers, but also on hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Medang.