Caryodaphnopsis tonkinensis (Lecomte) Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. (1940)

Latin for 'from Tonkin', a place in Vietnam.

Nothaphoebe pyriformis (Elmer) Merr.
Nothaphoebe tonkinensis Lecomte
Persea pyriformis Elmer
Persea tonkinensis (Lecomte) Kosterm.

Mid-canopy tree up to 32 m tall and 70 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves (sub)-opposite, simple, tripli-veined, whitish below, glabrous. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in axillary cymes. Fruits ca. 54 mm long, green, pear-shaped drupe.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Usually along or near rivers, but also on hillsides. Often on limestone soils, or poor sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The timber is used under the name 'Medang'.

Southern China (Yunnan), to Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), and the Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Haltop, Kayu bodang, Lapak, Senduk.