Litsea accedens (Blume) Boerl., Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1, 3 (1900)

Latin for 'looking similar'.

Cylicodaphne costata Blume
Cylicodaphne ochracea Blume
Litsea costata (Blume) Boerl.
Litsea insignis (Blume) Boerl.
Litsea kinabaluensis Kosterm.
Litsea oblanceolata Gamble
Litsea ochracea (Blume) Boerl.
Litsea ochracea var. oblanceolata (Gamble) Kochummen
Litsea perakensis Gamble
Litsea ridleyi Gamble
Litsea wrayi Gamble
Litsea pentagona Merr.
Tetranthera accedens Blume
Tetranthera insignis Blume

Mid-canopy tree up to 34 m tall and 37 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, whitish below. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, red-blue-purple, drupes placed on enlarged flower base (cupule).

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with shallow sandy to rocky soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes, Moluccas.

Local names
Borneo: Madang, Madang daun panjang, Madang silau, Medang, Medang balong, Medang engkala, Ramapong.