Phoebe lucida Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)

Latin for 'shiny'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 35 m tall and 70 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves crowded at twig tips, alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 11 mm long, green, drupes placed on red stalks, calyx lobes persistent.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and especially sub-montane forests up to 2000 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with clay or limestone soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Sumatra, Borneo (Sabah, West-, South- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Medang bukit.