Phoebe canescens (Blume) Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 1(1): 912 912 (1855)

Latin for 'grayish'.

Nothaphoebe canescens Blume

Mid-canopy tree up to 32 m tall and 68 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation conspicuous. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-yellow turning red, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 23 mm long, green?, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, swamp and sub-montane forests up to 900 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites and along rivers, but also common on hillsides and ridges. On sandy soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually presents as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

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

Local names
Borneo: Lalan, Madang pasir, Medang, Medang sisik paya.