Litsea ficoidea Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7 (1969)

Latin for 'fig-like', referring to the fruit.

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 cm tall and 46 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually glabrous, whitish below. Flowers not seen. Fruits ca. 26 mm long, yellow-brown-purple, fleshy drupes almost completely enclosed by enlarged flower base.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 400 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Medang.