Litsea megacarpa Gamble, Kew Bull. (1910)

Latin for 'large fruit'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 37 m tall and 78 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, slightly whitish below. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 21 mm long, yellow-red, drupes with slightly enlarged flower base.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 1000 m altitude. Along rivers, on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Madang, Medang, Medang kala-kala, Medang kempas, Medang klemah.