Beilschmiedia kunstleri Gamble, Kew Bull. (1910)

Named after H.H. Kunstler, a German plant collector.

Sub-canopy tree up to 30 m tall and 93 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, pinkish-red, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 23 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes on swollen red fruit stalks.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, swamp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 900 m altitude. On alluvial sites as well as hillsides and ridges. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Rimapong.