Dehaasia caesia Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)

Latin for 'blue-green'.

Haasia caesia Miq.
Polyadenia parviflora Nees ex Koord. & Valet.

Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 55 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, whitish below, crowded at twig tip. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-yellow-reddish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 19 mm long, red, fleshy drupes placed on swollen pink-reddish stalk.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Common along rivers and on hillsides and ridges, usually on sandy soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The wood is used for general construction.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Central-, South- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Magasil, Medang, Medang keras, Medang sisik, Medang tanduk.