Litsea costalis (Nees) Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7 (1969)

Latin for 'with conspicuous midrib'.

Alseodaphne costalis Nees in Wall.
Litsea nidularis Gamble

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 53 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, whitish below. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, yellow, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 10 mm long, red?, fleshy drupes placed on enlarge flower base (cupule).

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 100 m altitude. Mostly on ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Medang.