Alseodaphne nigrescens (Gamble) Kosterm., Candollea 28 (1973)

Latin for 'black', referring to the fact that the leaves turn black after drying.

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).

Local names
Borneo: Medang.