Litsea angulata Blume, Bijdr. (1826)

Latin for 'angular'.

Tetranthera angulata (Blume) Nees

Sub-canopy tree up to 28 m tall and 48 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, slightly whitish below. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, white, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 18 mm long, pink, drupes on enlarged flower base (cupule).

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

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Moluccas, New Guinea.

Local names
Borneo: Medang, Kalangkola burung, Sebulu, Tawalus.