Cryptocarya nigra Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7 (1968)

Latin for 'black'.

Upper canopy tree up to 46 m tall and 80 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below, whitish below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, yellowish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupe.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 300 m altitude. Usually on hillsides with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Medang.