(Gamble) Kosterm., Candollea 28 (1973)
Latin for 'black', referring to the fact that the leaves turn black after
Dehaasia nigrescens Gamble
Upper-canopy tree up to 42 m tall and 72 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter,
white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 27 mm diameter, blue-purple, fleshy
drupe placed on swollen red fruit stalk.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 100 m altitude. On sandy
ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, East-Kalimantan).