Litsea lancifolia (Roxb. ex Wall.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5 (1886)

Latin for 'lance-shaped leaves'.

Lindera grandifolia Stapf.
Litsea amaroideocarpa Kosterm.
Litsea oppositifolia Gibbs
Litsea rheophytica Kosterm.
Litsea varians (Blume) Boerl.
Tetranthera lancifolia Roxb. ex Wall.
Tetranthera varians Blume

Mid-canopy tree up to 34 m tall and 48 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy, sometimes whitish below. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 9 mm long, red, drupes placed on slightly enlarged flower base (cupule).

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1600 m altitude. Common on alluvial sites but also on hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

India, South China, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Madang, Sampikok.