Alseodaphne elmeri Merr., Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 15 (1929)

Named after A.D.E. Elmer [1870-?], an American botanist.

Rather similar to Dehaasia incrassata (Jack) Kosterm.

Sub-canopy tree up to 30 m tall and 62 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm diameter, blue-purple, fleshy drupe on swollen red fruit stalk.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 200 m altitude. Usually on ridges, but also found on alluvial sites. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Lalan, Medang, Medang rumahan.