Cryptocarya impressa Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. i, 1 (1858?)

Latin for 'impressed', referring to the venation of the leaves.

Rather similar to Cryptocarya griffithiana, and possibly a synonym of that species.

Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy below, whitish below, venation very prominent. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 17 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 200 m altitude. Mostly on ridges, but also found on waterlogged soils. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bambulinas, Medang.