Litsea erectinervia Kosterm., Reinwardtia 8 (1970)

Latin for 'upright veins'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 60 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, densely rusty hairy below, many secondary veins. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits not seen.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 900 m altitude. Found on ridges and clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Medang, Medang engkala.