Cryptocarya strictifolia Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7 (1968)

Latin for 'stiff leaved'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 38 m tall and 92 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy, whitish below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, yellow-white, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 20 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed mixed dipterocarp, swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1100 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges, but also on alluvial sites. On sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Local names
Borneo: Medang, Silau-silau.