Phoebe grandis (Nees) Merr., Contr. Arn. Arb. 8 (1934)

Latin for 'large'.

Alseodaphne grandis Nees
Persea grandis (Nees) Nees

Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 72 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves clustered at twig ends, alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, green, drupes placed on reddish stalks, calyx lobes persistent.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 2000 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites near rivers and streams, but also on hillsides and ridges. On clay to sandy soils, but also found on ultramafic. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes.

Local names
Borneo: Madang silau, Medang, Medang pawas.