Litsea robusta Blume, Bijdr. (1826)

Latin for 'strong'.

Cylicodaphne robusta Blume
Laurus robusta Reinw. ex Zoll.
Lepidadenia robusta Miq.
Malapoenna robusta Kuntze
Tetranthera robusta Nees

Sub-canopy tree up to 23 m tall and 50 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter, yellow, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 25 mm diameter, red, fleshy drupes placed on enlarged flower base (cupule).

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. Common on alluvial sites and along rivers, but also on hillsides. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Madang, Medang, Pengulaban.