Nothaphoebe umbelliflora Blume,
Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)
Latin for 'flowers in umbels'.
Ocotea umbelliflora Blume
Phoebe umbelliflora (Blume) Nees
Upper canopy tree up to 47 m tall and 80 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter,
yellow-red, placed in small umbells. Fruits ca. 22 mm long, green, drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 900 m altitude.
Both common on alluvial sites and along rivers as well as on hillsides and
ridges. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
The wood is locally used for house building.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (throughout
the island), Philippines.
Borneo: Marsihung tanduk, Medang.