Dehaasia turfosa Kosterm., Bot. Jahrb. 93 (1973)

Latin for 'peat', referring to the typical habitat where the species grows.

Shrub up to 8 m tall and 21 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, whitish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes placed on swollen red stalks.

In undisturbed (peat)-swamp forests up to 100 m altitude. Usually on poor sandy soils and peat. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bab, Medang, Medang chabi, Medang kinit, Medang tembaga, Merpulat.